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Open Access Report of an International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS) Satellite Meeting on Public Nutrition at the 16th International Congress of Nutrition held in Montreal, 24–26 July 1997

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This report summarizes the scope of ideas introduced and debated at the first meeting on public nutrition, convened in Montreal as a Satellite Meeting of the 16th International Congress of Nutrition in the summer of 1997. Consensus was reached, in principle, on the issue of definition and why defining the field was necessary. From this emerged strategic themes related to advocacy, capacity building, training, and research, along with future collaboration for generating momentum for the field. Proposed follow-up strategies include explorations of national and regional networks and meetings, systematic advocacy to raise the profile and clarify issues in public nutrition, and curriculum development to provide adequate training for professionals in the field.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 1999

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  • Established in 1978, the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.

    The focus of the journal is to highlight original scientific articles on nutrition research, policy analyses, and state-of-the-art summaries relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

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