High Level Forum on International Maternal and Child Nutrition Instigates Four Key Research Topics

Forum calls for better assessment, outcomes, and linkages between science and policy groups.

NEW YORK and WAGENINGEN, NETHERLANDS, June 17, 2104 - Today A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science, developed by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science in 2012 in collaboration with the World Health Organization and experts from the non-profit and academic sectors. The event drew representatives from 26 countries, and included influencers from government, academia, IGOs, and the private sector.

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Wageningen University

Wageningen University is part of Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre). The mission is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen UR, nine research institutes, both specialized and applied, have joined forces with Wageningen University to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With approximately 30 locations (in the Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia and China), 6,000 members of staff and 9,000 students, Wageningen UR is one of the leading organizations in its domain worldwide. The integral approach to problems and the cooperation between the exact sciences and the technological and social disciplines are at the heart of the Wageningen Approach.

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences is dedicated to advancing nutrition science research and knowledge, mobilizing communities, and translating this work into the field. The Sackler Institute is generating a coordinated network across sectors, disciplines, and geographies that promotes open communication; encourages exchange of information and resources; nurtures the next generation of scientists; and affects community intervention design and public policy changes. Visit www.nyas.org/nutrition for more information.

The New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization that since 1817 has been committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide. With 22,000 members around the world, the Academy is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. The Academy's core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.