MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
The Mission and Objectives of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences are:
- To promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level.
- To encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.
The International Union of Nutritional Sciences features contemporary global nutrition issues, such as:
- The Global Challenge of Obesity
- The nature and determinants of child development and their implications for programmatic interventions with young children
The IUNS also embraces global nutrition agenda to address:
- Food and nutrition problems in developing countries
- Food safety training for nutritionists
To live a life without malnutrition is a fundamental human right. The persistence of malnutrition, especially among children and mothers in a world of plenty is immoral. Nutrition improvement anywhere in the world is not a charity but a societal, household and individual right.
IUNS in 1946
The proposal to form the International Union of Nutritional Sciences was first discussed in July 1946 in London, where a meeting had been convened by the British Nutrition Society. This meeting was attended by 22 research workers from 13 countries. Two years later, a meeting of an International Provisional Committee was held with sessions in London on 10 and 11 June 1948. Statutes and bylaws were discussed, and the principal objects of the Union were defined as: a) the exchange of information, b) the organization of international congresses, c) the publication of the results of scientific investigation. A small Executive Committee was appointed, and Professor E.J. Bigwood (Belgium) was elected Chairperson, and Dr. Leslie J. Harris (UK) Secretary General.
Click here to view the 1946 “European Conference of the Nutrition Society” program.
Since then the Union has grown steadily. At first the holding of the congresses was its main task, but, in the course of the years, other equally important activities have developed which need long-term planning and efficient administration.
The work of the Union is directed by the General Assembly, which meets at the time of the international congresses. The General Assembly, consisting of delegates appointed by the Adhering Bodies, is the highest authority of the Union, and the Council serves as an executive group between the meetings of the Assembly. The number of the delegates from the Adhering Body depends on the membership category which the Body has chosen. Members adhere to the Union through National Academies or other appropriate scientific groups. At present, IUNS has 80 Adhering Bodies and 15 Affiliated Bodies.
According to the IUNS Statutes and Rules of Procedure, Commissions and Committees are established to accomplish more extensive international cooperation among scientists in nutrition-related research and education. The work of the Committees is expected frequently to result in reports that are published, subsequent to their approval by the President. Several important meetings of individual Committees have been held and large conferences of the Commissions and Committees have been arranged. In the selection of the personnel for the Committees, due consideration is given to balanced geographical representation from different areas. The Commissions and Committees work in close collaboration with each other under the supervision of the President and the three Vice-Presidents. For financial reasons much of the work is done by correspondence.
At the 1968 meeting of the General Assembly of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), the IUNS was elected to membership. The admission to ICSU was an important step in the history of IUNS: the Union’s status as an independent scientific body was thus recognized; its financial situation was improved by ICSU grants; and appropriate collaboration with other scientific organizations and participation in current international projects were strengthened. The International Unions of Biological Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Biochemistry, Pure and Applied Biophysics, Pharmacology, Immunological and Micro-biological Societies, with the IUNS, form the so-called “Bio-Unions” of ICSU.
The IUNS has a special consultative status with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Administrative Committee on Coordination/Subcommittee on Nutrition and is an associate member of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations University (UNU). Close cooperation exists with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and various ICSU bodies, and with the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), including establishing joint committees and working groups.
Several associations are associated with the IUNS. Click on the links below to learn more about the organisations IUNS are associated with:
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation with 122 national scientific bodies as members. The IUNS is a member of the ICSU.
ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. To do this, ICSU mobilizes the knowledge and resources of the international science community to:
- Identify and address major issues of importance to science and society.
- Facilitate interaction amongst scientists across all disciplines and from all countries.
- Promote the participation of all scientists—regardless of race, citizenship, language, political stance, or gender—in the international scientific endeavour.
- Provide independent, authoritative advice to stimulate constructive dialogue between the scientific community and governments, civil society, and the private sector.
The World Health Organization (WHO) are the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations (UN) system.
IUNS have collaborated with WHO on several publications.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has three main goals: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of social and economic progress for all and the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Adherence from a country to the Union as a member is through a principal Academy, or National Research Council, or other appropriate scientific group duly recognised specifically as an Adhering Body by the General Assembly.
There are many benefits to becoming an IUNS Adhering Body, these are outlined in detail here.
- ARGENTINA : Argentine Society of Nutrition (Sociedad Argentina de Nutricion)
- AUSTRALIA : The Australian Academy of Science
- AUSTRIA : Austrian Nutrition Society
- BANGLADESH : Nutrition Society of Bangladesh (NSB)
- BELGIUM : Belgian Nutrition Society
- BENIN : Nutrition Society of Benin / Societe de Nutrition du Benin
- BRAZIL : Brazilian Society for Food and Nutrition
- BULGARIA : Bulgarian Scientific Society for Nutrition and Dietetics
- BURKINA FASO : Société de Nutrition du Burkina Faso (SNB) – Nutrition Society of Burkina
- CAMEROON : Cameroon Association of Nutritional Sciences
- CANADA : National Research Council Canada
- CHILE : Sociedad Chilena de Nutrición, Bromatología y Toxicología (SOCHINUT)
- CHINA : Chinese Nutrition Society
- CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF : National President of Association of Nutritionists and Dieticians (ANUDICO)
- COSTA RICA : Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud
- CÔTE D’IVOIRE : National Nutrition Programme
- CUBA : Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene (Instituto de Nutricion e Higiene de los Alimentos)
- CZECH REPUBLIC : Czech Society of Nutrition
- DENMARK : Danish Nutrition Society
- EGYPT, ARAB REPUBLIC OF : Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)
- ESTONIA : The Estonian Society of Nutritional Sciences
- FINLAND : Finnish Society for Nutrition Research
- FRANCE : Société Française de Nutrition
- GAMBIA : Gambia Food and Nutrition Association
- GERMANY : German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V.)
- GHANA : Ghana Nutrition Association
- GUINEA : Reseau Guinéen des Nutritionistes
- HUNGARY : Hungarian Society of Nutrition (Magyar Táplálkozástudományi Társaság)
- ICELAND : Unit for Nutrition Research (Icelandic Organisation MNI)
- INDIA : Indian National Science Academy
- INDONESIA : The Food and Nutrition Society of Indonesia
- IRAN : Iranian Nutrition Society
- IRELAND : The Nutrition Society – Irish Section
- ISRAEL : Israel National Committee on IUNS
- ITALY : Italian Society of Human Nutrition
- JAPAN : Science Council of Japan
- KAZAKHSTAN : Kazakhstan Institute of Nutrition
- KENYA : Kenya Coalition for Action in Nutrition
- KOREA : The Korean Nutrition Society
- KUWAIT : Kuwait Nutrition
- LEBANON : Lebanese Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics
- LIBYA : Food Science Department
- MADAGASCAR : National Union Nutrition Scientists
- MALAYSIA : Nutrition Society Malaysia
- MEXICO : Mexican Federation of Nutritional Sciences
- MONGOLIA : Mongolian Nutrition Society
- MOROCCO : Moroccan Society of Nutrition (SMN)
- NETHERLANDS : Dutch Academy of Nutritional Sciences (Nederlandse Academie van Voedingswetenschappen NAV)
- NEW ZEALAND : Nutrition Society of New Zealand
- NIGERIA : Nutrition Society of Nigeria
- NORWAY : Norwegian Nutrition Society (Norsk Selskap for Ernæring)
- PAKISTAN : Nutrition Society of Pakistan
- PALESTINE : Palestinian Food and Nutrition Association (PFNA)
- PERU : Peruvian Nutrition Society (SOPENUT)
- PHILIPPINES : Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
- POLAND : Polish Academy of Sciences
- PORTUGAL : Sociedade Portugesa de Ciências da Nutricäo e Alimentacão
- ROMANIA : Romanian Society of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
- RUSSIA : Institute of Nutrition – Russia
- RWANDA : Rwanda Nutritionists Society (RNS)
- SAUDI ARABIA : Directorate of International Cooperation (KACST)
- SÉNÉGAL : Association De Nutrition Et Alimentation Du Senegal
- SERBIA : Serbian Nutrition Society
- SIERRA LEONE : Nutrition Society of Sierra Leone
- SINGAPORE : Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association
- SLOVAK REPUBLIC : Slovak Academy of Sciences
- SOUTH AFRICA : South Africa International Science Liaison
- SPAIN : Spanish Nutrition Society (Sociedad Española de Nutrición – SEN)
- SRI LANKA : Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka
- SUDAN : Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
- SWEDEN : The Swedish National Committee of Nutritional Science
- SWITZERLAND : The Swiss Committee of IUNS
- TAIWAN : Nutrition Society of Taiwan
- TANZANIA : Food and Nutrition Association of Tanzania (FONANA)
- THAILAND : Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT)
- TUNISIA : Istitut National de Nutrition et de
- UGANDA : Uganda Action for Nutrition
- UNITED KINGDOM : The Nutrition Society
- USA : American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
- VIETNAM : Vietnam Nutrition Association (VINUTAS)
- ZIMBABWE : Food and Nutrition Association of Zimbabwe
The General Assembly may accept as Affiliated Bodies appropriate international and regional organizations covering more than one “country” as defined above as well as appropriate international nutrition subspecialty associations or other scientific institutions upon the recommendation of the Council. The General Assembly shall decide upon the recommendation of the Council, the fees to be paid by affiliated bodies.
- African Nutrition Society (ANS)
- Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (APCNS)
- European Academy of Nutritional Sciences (EANS)
- Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS)
- Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS)
- Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS)
- Groupe de Recherche en Pediatrie (GRP)
- International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA)
- International Nutritional Anemia Consultative Group (INACG)
- International Symposium on Clinical Nutrition (ISCN)
- International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG)
- Iodine Global Network (IGN)
- Mexican Federation of Societies of Nutrition
- Middle East and North Africa Nutrition Association (MENANA)
- Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutricion (SLAN) – Capitulo Venezolano
- The Micronutrient Forum
- World Obesity Federation
- World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA)
During the February 2014 IUNS Council meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Council reviewed the IUNS committees and task forces to determine those that had completed their charge, had not functioned effectively and were active and productive. The review resulted in discontinuing committees, and continuing task forces that had active agendas yet to accomplish. Some new task forces were established to meet a specific need and will function in liaison with the IUNS officers.Due to financial constraints, much of the work of the task forces is expected to be carried out through correspondence, using electronic media where possible. Several task forces will organize successful free-standing workshops or meetings in conjunction with other large international gatherings. In addition to encouraging publication of meeting reports in professional journals, IUNS expects to make the reports available though its website.
The Council discussed and agreed on the following guidelines for the eligibility and ranking of IUNS and Committee of Task Force (CTF):
- A CTF must have an effective team leader.
- “Terms of Reference” for a CTF will be formulated jointly by Council and the CTF Chair.
- Clear objectives will be stated.
- The problem to be addressed should have global or regional relevance.
- There is international representation on the Task Force.
- A Task Force should produce timely reports that are posted on the web, including the IUNS web site, in addition to other methods of dissemination.
- Task Forces should be outcome-oriented. Outcomes might include various scholarly activities, research initiatives, reports and regional or cross regional meetings. Particular efforts to create Afro-Asian-Latin American linkages and perspectives are encouraged.
- CTF’s should endeavor to contribute to Capacity Building through the involvement and training of young investigators.
The Council agreed to establish the following Task Forces:
Current Task Forces
RISKS AND BENEFITS OF IRON
Anaemia affects 496 million non-pregnant women, 32 million pregnant women and 273 million pre-school children worldwide, especially in low and middle-income settings. Approximately half of this burden has been considered amenable to restitution of iron stores, although this proportion is smaller in malaria endemic settings. Putative effects of iron deficiency anaemia in children include impairment in cognitive development, while in women iron deficiency anaemia is considered to cause fatigue, impaired exercise performance and reduced economic productivity. In pregnancy, anaemia is associated with reduced birthweight. Public health strategies to restitute iron stores include distribution of iron supplementation (including multiple micronutrient powders in pre-school children), and the World Health Organization recommends universal distribution of these interventions in settings where anaemia is prevalent. However, a critical recent concern has been the safety of iron supplementation to children living in settings where malaria and other infections are endemic, supported by large randomized controlled trials. Other risks, less commonly discussed, include the risk of fatal overdose from iron (especially in children), iron overload from chronic iron ingestion in individuals with a propensity to load iron, and potential impairments from iron on growth in children.
WHO guidelines recommend universal iron supplementation (or iron-containing micronutrient powders) where anaemia is prevalent. These guidelines are based on GRADE-based evaluations of evidence for pre-defined beneficial and harmful outcomes. However, these guidelines do not incorporate risk-benefit or economic analysis for these interventions. While economic analyses of iron supplementation programmes have been developed, these have not generally attempted to incorporate any assessment of the costs of potential harms associated with iron.
Formal assessment of the benefit-risk is required for implementation of new public health policies (for example, by NICE in the UK) and for licensing of new pharmaceuticals (for example, by the FDA in the US, TGA in Australia). Formal risk-benefit analysis can provide policy-makers and countries with a sophisticated quantification of the potential outcomes associated with an iron supplementation programme than is presently available within WHO guidelines. Together with economic analysis, this information can potentially guide programme managers and policy makers when selecting between various health priorities and public health interventions.
- To evaluate the benefit-risk of iron supplementation as a public health intervention.
- Sensitivities of assessments to age, intervention and context (e.g. malaria endemicity) will be incorporated.
- If possible, an algorithm will be developed enabling re-evaluation of this assessment in different settings, with different interventions, or as evidence changes.
- To undertake a health economic evaluation of iron supplementation as a public health intervention.
- Sensitivities of assessments to age, intervention and context (e.g. malaria endemicity) will be incorporated.
- If possible, an algorithm will be developed enabling re-evaluation of this assessment in different settings, with different interventions, or as evidence changes.
- To identify the evidence gaps limiting benefit-risk and health economic analysis of iron supplementation interventions and make specific recommendations concerning the critical work needed.
NUTRITION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
The IUNS Task Force on Climate Change and Nutrition is taking advantage of a unique changing Global agenda that is influencing policies that affect nutrition. In this context the task force has implemented activities in preparation for the new climate agreement by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at the COP21 in Paris 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the work on the new Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Development agenda.
GENE- NUTRIENT INTERACTIONS: KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION
Personalized nutrition is becoming a globally important area of research that complements knowledge and applications concerning public health nutrition.
Indeed, the advances of nutrigenetics, transcriptomics, nutriepigenomics, metabolomics and systems biology are strongly contributing to pave the way to more focused nutrition in different healthy individuals and disease conditions. These views need to be coordinated with community and epidemiological approaches to safe and nutritionally optimal eating. In this context, IUNS has devoted a Task Force to cover such issues with the following aims:
– To promote scientific exchanges in different conferences (e.g. FENS) and summer schools (e.g. University of Navarra, UNAV).
– To strengthen links with existing consortia /societies concerning this field such as NUGO and the International Society for Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics.
– To generate documents /modules for educational purposes.
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN NUTRITION
The Task Force Capacity Development was created and confirmed at the IUNS council meeting, April 2010.
Activities have included:
- The E-Nutrition Academy – the website can be found via this link.
- Professional development for young nutrition scientists
- Re-integration grants to enable students who have graduated in nutritional sciences abroad to travel to their home country to start their careers with funds available for books, laptops etc.
REDEFINING DIET QUALITY
- To define a process for developing internationally useful, adaptable Dietary Quality (DQ) Indicators. These indicators must be useful for action.
- To use food balance or other information to evaluate DQ based on an appropriate range of intake of specific foods.
- To identify ways in which DQ could be improved in various environments, including agricultural and food processing and preservation strategies, with emphasis on the importance of having access to locally available quality foods, and traditional foods. Other approaches would include nutrition education, and novel strategies.
- Importantly, to obtain evidence-based data that increasing dietary quality is feasible, and effective.
- To identify ways to introduce the concept of DQ into the goals of national and international agencies, governments, and other relevant organizations
PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF MALNUTRITION
- Establish three regional networks (south and southeast Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; Latin America) to coordinate technical expertise and develop capacity-building partnerships
- Raise the profile of malnutrition among health policy makers and donor agencies and advocate for increased recognition of its importance in child survival
- Work with partners to build capacity to prevent and treat malnutrition, especially in countries with high child mortality
- Advocate for inclusion of malnutrition in medical and nursing curricula and for the WHO case-management guidelines to be implemented in all paediatric wards where severe malnutrition is found
- Encourage health workers to undertake operational research to monitor and improve their performance and provide data for advocacy action
- raise resources
- publish and disseminate the findings and experiences.
INFOODS is the International Network of Food Data Systems. It was established in 1984. It is a worldwide network of food composition experts aiming to improve the quality, availability, reliability and use of food composition data. INFOODS also stands as a forum through which international harmonization and support for food composition activities can be achieved and advocated. INFOODS is organized into several regional data centers with a global coordinator.
TRADITIONAL, INDIGENOUS, AND CULTURAL FOOD AND NUTRITION
Objectives of the Task Force
- To review and inform, as comprehensively as possible, indigenous food systems
- To represent the nutritional advantages and/or disadvantages of the systems
- To engage indigenous peoples in the scientific work of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences
TOWARD MULTIDIMENSIONAL INDICATORS OF CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Objectives of the Task Force are:
- To develop a capability approach to child growth, where growth is redefined as achieving a capability set. The different dimensions of healthy growth would then include, for example, not just physical growth, but other dimensions, such as access to shelter, care, and education (micro level). Moreover, the approach would take into account factors that facilitate the capabilities that underlie these functionings, such as the quality of the health care system and of the infrastructure (meso level); and the country’s nutrition transition stage, biological history, and political system (macro level).
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF NUTRITION (ICN)
Who is eligible to hold the International Congress of Nutrition?
IUNS holds an international Congress of Nutrition (ICN) every four years. IUNS will open the bid process to host the next IUNS-ICN 2024 in early 2016. All applications to host the congress must be directed through the Adhering Body (member) of IUNS. All negotiations and contractual decisions will take place through the IUNS and Adhering body only. IUNS will not take bids from external bodies or conference organisers.
- 5th September 2017 : VLIR Training Programme – ‘Clinical Nutrition – North-South Experience’, University of Leuven, Belgium
- 7th August 2017 : 15th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, Vienna, Austria
- 10th July 2017 : Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2017: Improving nutrition in metropolitan areas, King’s College London
- 29th June 2017 : 3rd International Conference on Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease, University of Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
- 20th June 2017 : International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC2017, Budapest, Hungary
- 12th June 2017 / 08:30 AM : Interpreting and using Systematic Reviews, The Nutrition Society Offices, Hammersmith, London
- 23rd May 2017 : Advanced Course in Dietary Assessment Methods, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
- 22nd May 2017 : Introductory Course on Dietary Assessment Methods, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
- 10th May 2017 : Dietary Assessment Methods Workshop, Nutrition Society Offices, 10 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7NJ
- 8th May 2017 : World Health Summit Regional Meeting, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
- 20th April 2017 : Statistics for Nutrition Research, Nutrition Society Offices, 10 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7NJ
- 28th March 2017 : Nutrition Society Spring Conference: Nutrition and Exercise for Health, Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
- 23rd March 2017 : Communication and publishing skills course, Tropical Biology Association, Cambridge, UK
- 21st March 2017 : Scientific Publishing Success: from Research to Acceptance, Nutrition Society Offices, London, UK, Nutrition Society offices, 10 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherds Bush road, London, W6 7NJ
- 20th March 2017 : 3rd International Congress Hidden Hunger, Movenpick Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
- 25th January 2017 : Nutritional Genomics: Essential basics for Nutrition and Health Professionals (Webinar)
- 6th December 2016 : Nutrition Society Winter Conference: Diet, Nutrition and Mental Health and Wellbeing, Royal Society of Medicine, One Wimple Street, London, W1G 0AE, Royal Society of Medicine, One Wimple Street, London, W1G 0AE
- 29th November 2016 : Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia
- 9th November 2016 : Advanced Course on Obesity 2016, Mexico City, Mexico
- 9th November 2016 : Statistics for Nutrition Research Workshop, Nutrition Society Offices, London, W6 7NJ, Nutrition Society Offices, London, W6 7NJ
- 8th November 2016 : Universal Scientific Education Research Network Congress, Tehran, Iran
- 7th November 2016 : UNFCCC COP22, Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco, Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco
- 25th October 2016 : Introduction to Food Policy Workshop, The Nutrition Society Offices, London, The Nutrition Society Offices, London, W6 7NJ
- 24th October 2016 : Micronutrient Global Conference: Positioning Women’s Nutrition at the Centre of Sustainable Development, Cancun, Mexico
- 13th October 2016 : Power of Programming 2016, Munich, Germany
- 13th October 2016 / 12:30 AM : Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016 “Keeping Seeds in Peoples’ Hands”, Rome, Italy, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
- 9th October 2016 : African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, Marrakech, Morrocco, Convention Centre, Marrakech, Morrocco
- 9th October 2016 : World Health Summit 2016, Berlin, Germany
- 5th October 2016 : The Relationship between Infectious and Non-infectious Diseases and Nutrition in Children, Tehran, Iran
- 3rd October 2016 : International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference 2016 (INDC 2016), Prague, Czech Republic, Hotel DUO, Teplická 492, 190 00 Prague, Czech Republic
- 2nd October 2016 : International Congress of Toxicology, Merida, Mexico, Convention Centre, Merida, Mexico
- 28th September 2016 : 20th INTERNATIONAL ECO-CONFERENCE and 9th ECO-CONFERENCE on SAFE FOOD, Novi Sad, Serbia
- 19th September 2016 : Nutribrain Summer School 2016, Bordeaux, France, Bordeaux Neurocampus, Bordeaux, France
- 4th September 2016 : The 2nd Iranian International Nutrition Congress: Towards a brighter future of nutrition: from Science to Policy and Action, Tehran, Iran
- 30th August 2016 : World Nutrition Cape Town 2016, University of Western Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
- 21st August 2016 : IUFoST 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, RDS Conference Centre, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge ,Dublin, D4, Ireland
- 4th August 2016 : Nutrition for Growth 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 13th July 2016 : III FINUT SUMMER COURSE, Granada, Spain, Parque de las Ciencias, Granada, Spain
- 11th July 2016 : The Nutrition Society: New technology in nutrition research and practice, Dublin, Ireland, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
- 8th July 2016 : 2nd International Conference on Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease, Regensburg, Germany
- 7th July 2016 : 1st World Conference on the Mediterranean Diet, Milan, Italy, Auditorium Testori Palazzo della Regione Lombardia, Milan, Italy
- 5th July 2016 : NuGO short course in Personalised Nutrition, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, The CORE building, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
- 21st June 2016 : International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC2016, Budapest Marriot Hotel, Hungary
- 20th June 2016 : Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Gastrointestinal Health – Workshop, Marriott Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
- 20th June 2016 : Nutrition and Health Claims Workshop, Marriott Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
- 20th June 2016 : Explore the Roadmap to Successful Nutrition and Health Claim Applications in the EU workshop, Marriott Hotel, Budapest, Hungary, Marriott Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
- 7th June 2016 : Bioinformatics for Nutritionists, Nutrition Society Offices, London, UK
- 31st May 2016 : The Nutrition Society Nutritional Genomics webinar: essential basics for Nutrition and Health Professionals, Online Webinar
- 18th May 2016 : Tackling Childhood Obesity in Europe: Promoting Healthy and Active Lifestyles, Brussels, Belgium, Thorn Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels, Belgium
- 18th May 2016 : Personalised Nutrition Congress 2016, Boston, USA, Doubletree Suites Boston/Cambridge 400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston, MA 02134, United States
- 7th May 2016 : 1st Conference of Moroccan Dietetics and Nutrition, The Welcome Centre and Conferences Foundation Mohammed VI, Rabat, Morocco
- 1st May 2016 : The XIII International Obesity Conference (ICO), Vancouver, Canada, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
- 19th April 2016 : World Health Summit Geneva Meeting, Geneva International Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland
- 19th April 2016 : The Nutrition Society Statistics for Nutrition Research Workshop, University of Westminster, London, UK
- 2nd April 2016 : Experimental Biology, San Diego, San Diego Convention Centre, 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
- 21st March 2016 : The Nutrition Society Spring Meeting: Phytochemical, health and plant-based nutrition, Edinburgh, Scotland, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Scotland
- 17th March 2016 : 3rd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, Vienna, Austria, Reed Messe Wien GmbH, Congress Center, Messeplatz 1 Vienna, Austria
- 12th February 2016 : International Conference on Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatobiliary, Transplant and Nutrition: Controversies and Consensus – New Dimensions to Explore, Nims University, Jaipur, India
- 11th February 2016 : Nutrition Society 25th Irish Postgraduate Conference, Cork, Ireland, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork, Ireland
- 27th January 2016 : Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, Geneva
- 30th November 2015 : Paris Climate Change Conference – COP21/CMP11, PARIS
- 28th November 2015 : IX Curso Avanzado en Obesidad, Hotel InterContinental, Hotel InterContinental – Doral, Miami, USA
- 28th November 2015 : 1st ASEAN Sports Medicine Conference 2015, FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON PUCHONG, 1201, Tower 3, Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC), Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri · Puchong, 47100 · Malaysia
- 8th November 2015 : XVII Congreso Latinoamericano de Nutrición – Nutrición para el desarrollo sostenible, Punta Cana, República Dominicana
- 6th November 2015 : 3rd International Congress of Nutritionists, Croatian Association of Nutritionists, Hotel Panorama in Zagreb, Croatia
- 20th October 2015 : 12th European Nutrition Conference FENS 2015, Estrel Hotel & Convention Center, Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany
- 15th October 2015 : Science International Accord October Meeting – Invitation to join a webinar 15-16 October 2015
- 11th October 2015 : World Health Summit, Berlin, Germany, Federal Foreign Office, Unterwasserstrasse 10, 10117 Berlin
- 5th October 2015 : 15th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, Hotel DAP, Vítězné náměstí 4/684, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
- 2nd October 2015 : 5th International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium- Epigenome, Environment & Prevention Tools, Le Gosier,Guadeloupe, French West Indies
- 5th September 2015 : 37th ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism – Healthy Life through nutrition, Lisboa, Portugal
- 7th July 2015 : Our Common Future Under Climate Change, Paris
- 23rd June 2015 : The International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics – IPC2015, Budapest Marriot Hotel, Hungary
- 20th June 2015 : Symposium NUTRENVIGEN – Early Nutrition Academy Symposium, Zaragoza, España
- 3rd June 2015 : The International EGEA Conference, Fiera Congress Centre, Milan, Italy
- 17th May 2015 : The 9th Annual Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- 15th May 2015 : 9as Jornadas De Actualización – Pautas dietéticas en la salud y en la enfermedad (to be published as a Journal Nutrition Supplement), Pamplona, España.
- 14th May 2015 : 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN2015)
- 21st April 2015 : FINUT-MINSA Workshop- Nutrición temprana, Salud y Desarrollo Integral: Evidencias para la implementación de Políticas y Programas with the collaboration of FINUT, Lima, Peru
- 28th March 2015 : ASN Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting
- 26th January 2015 : 9th Asia Pacific Conference On Clinical Nutrition (APCCN 2015), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- 30th November 2014 : The 13th Iranian & 1st International Nutrition Congress, Tehran, Iran
- 23rd November 2014 : 2nd ESPEN Workshop, Lipids in the ICU, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- 19th November 2014 : International Nutrition Conference (ICN2) organized by FAO and WHO
- 27th October 2014 : SCOPE School London, Integrating Primary Care and Commercial Providers into Obesity Management
- 16th October 2014 : 4th International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium at Purdue University
- 15th October 2014 : American College of Nutrition’s 55th Annual Conference
- 14th October 2014 : SNFF 2014, Istanbul, Turckey
- 25th August 2014 : Exposure Assessment in Nutrition Research 3rd International Advanced Course, Wageningen, The Netherlands
- 11th August 2014 : Training themed “Strengthening Youth Capacity for Future Global Leadership on Nutrition, Food and Health
- 14th July 2014 : The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting Carbohydrates in health: friends or foes?
- 3rd July 2014 : XVI Reunión de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición 8as Jornadas De Actualización de UNAV
- 18th June 2014 : The Nutrition Society Irish Section Meeting 2014 Changing dietary behaviour: physiology through to practice
- 2nd June 2014 : Micronutrient Forum Global Conference, Ethiopia
- 27th May 2014 : International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions 2014
- 27th May 2014 : Nutrition Division (ESN) – Economic and Social Development Department
- 26th April 2014 : 2nd Singapore Clinical Nutrition Meeting 2014
- 20th April 2014 : PRELIMINARY CALL – ANUNCIO PRELIMINAR, Miami, Florida, USA,
- 15th April 2014 : RECORDATORIO DEL CURSO AVANZADO DE OBESIDAD
- 30th January 2014 : 2nd International Conference on Nutrition and Growth 2014
- 30th September 2013 : FAO Technical Workshop on Protein Quality Evaluation
- 15th September 2013 : 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada Exhibition and Congress Centre, Granada, Spain on September 15-20, 2013.
- 9th September 2013 : PhD Course at the University of Copenhagen on Malnutrition
- 26th August 2013 : 13th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic
- 28th July 2013 : ICSU Bio‐Unions Satellite Symposium
- 15th July 2013 : 2nd International Conference and exhibition on Nutritional Science and Therapy
- 24th May 2013 : International Conference on Biotechnology
- 20th May 2013 : Conference on “Sustainable Diet and Food Security”
- 9th June 2012 : 47th Annual Meeting of ESPGHAN
- 1st December 2011 : 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADIPOSE TISSUE, Venice, Italy
- 23rd November 2011 : First International Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Congress (‘‘IPANHEC‘’), WoW Kremlin Palace Hotel, Antalya, Turkey
- 26th October 2011 : 11th FENS European Nutrition Conference
- 16th October 2011 : 10th International Graduate Course on the Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition
- 12th September 2011 : Federation for African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) Meeting
- 13th August 2011 : 12th National Congress of SBAN
- 20th June 2011 : 11ª edition of the NATIONAL CONGRESS of the Brazilian Society of Feeding and Nutrition (SBAN)
- 30th March 2011 : International Symposium: Dietary Protein For Human Health
- 24th February 2011 : 2nd International Congress on Abdominal Obesity
- 1st February 2005 : IUNS and Emergency Nutrition Capacity Building in Sumatra – post-Tsunami: Project with Indonesian Ministry of Health and Andalas University Medical School