Co-Organized by the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN), the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GIZ and the Norwegian Public Health Institute (NIPH)
Thursday February 09, 2023 from 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Addis Ababa Time
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Meeting ID: 916 3037 1158
National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) have the important mission of protecting population health. Within this mission, NPHIs support the promotion of healthy diets by producing and assessing the scientific knowledge around the role of food and nutrition on human health.
Currently, there is an urgent need to transform the way in which we produce and consume food if we are to address the current global burden of malnutrition and ill health associated with poor diets, while also reducing the environmental impact associated with food production. A healthy and sustainable diet is one that balances multiple dimensions, including nutrition, health, and culture, alongside a lower environmental impact.
Therefore, this webinar will highlight the importance of sustainable and healthy diets and the role of NPHIs. This webinar is part of the collaboration between EPHI and organized in collaboration with the Norwegian Public Health Institute (NIPH), under the BIS-Ethiopia project. Dr. Helle Margrete Meltzer, a senior researcher from NIPH will elaborate on how sustainability is incorporated in the new Nordic food-based dietary guidelines. In addition, Dr. Line Haug, senior researcher from NIPH, will present the Center for Sustainable Diets at NIPH. Finally, Dr. Yewelsew Abebe, will share her views from the Ethiopian context.
The audience will have an opportunity to interact with the speakers during the Q&A session.
Dr. Aregash Samuel, NIPN Ethiopia National Coordinator, Senior Researcher at the Food Science and Nutrition Research Directorate, EPHI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dr. Masresha Tessema, Director for the Food Science and Nutrition Research Directorate, EPHI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dr. Helle Margrete Meltzer, senior researcher, Division of Climate and Environmental Health, NIPH, Oslo, Norway.
Dr. Line Haug, senior researcher and head of the Center for Sustainable Diets, Division of Climate and Environmental Health, NIPH, Oslo, Norway.
Dr Yewelsew Abebe, Senior Nutritionist, Freelance consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia