2015 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture: The Changing Face of Nutrition & Evolution of Dietetics in Asia
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015
Global Research and Nutrition
Rapid economic development, cross border trade and advance agriculture technologies have revolutionized Asian food culture and lifestyle. The continent has been dubbed a nutrition time bomb
where the disease burden is shifting rapidly from communicable and infectious diseases to non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs). The public health threat in Asia is an opportunity to
recognize the role of the dietitian in facilitating dietary behavior and lifestyle changes. Yet the number of dietitians in majority of Asian countries are less than 1/100 000 population.
Dietitians in Asia face challenges such as inadequate legislation, variations in education standards and lack of professional autonomy. Despite these, you will obtain key insights into the role
of AFDA and inspiring case examples from several countries on the way forward for Asian dietetics. Planned with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Explain how the rapid economic transition and multi-cultural factors impact diet, nutrition and health status in Asian populations
Describe a situational analysis of dietetics development in the scenario of a double burden of malnutrition in Asia
Cite the role of AFDA (Asian Federation of Dietetics Associations) and case examples of successful initiatives in advocating for recognition of dietitians as a way forward for Asian dietetics
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