Delivering for Nutrition in South Asia: Transforming Diets is a virtual conference, and MSSRF is one of the South Asia co-hosts for the event. The Call for Abstracts is now open, and the deadline is Saturday, September 10, 2022 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Call for Abstracts:
Healthy diets are necessary for achieving optimal growth and development, yet many do not have access to safe, affordable, healthy food.
We, a consortium of co-hosts from around South Asia, are pleased to announce a virtual conference on ‘Delivering for Nutrition (D4N) in South Asia: Transforming Diets’ on November 9-10, 2022. #D4N2022 aims to bring together relevant evidence and stimulate dialogue to inform and guide policy and program initiatives in South Asia for improving equitable access to and consumption of healthy diets. With this overarching purpose, the key objectives are to:
Examine evidence on current dietary patterns at the local, country-, and regional-levels, and the determinants of these patterns
Identify strategies for shaping healthy dietary behaviours, including what has worked, has not worked, why, and in what contexts
Identify potential program and policy levers for transforming diets
We are inviting abstracts on research studies and implementation experiences related to:
Evidence on dietary practices of South Asian populations, focusing both on healthy dietary behaviours and consumption of unhealthy foods
Evidence on interventions targeted to consumers to shape dietary practices
Measuring rural and urban food environments and innovations in measuring food consumption
Evidence on policies to support healthy dietary practices (e.g., labelling, taxation, regulations and more)
Thematic sessions will be based on selected oral and poster presentations.
We look forward to reviewing abstracts submitted by Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 23:59 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For more information, visit the conference website.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) established in 1988 is a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan, agriculture scientist with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987.