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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 19-21 November 2014

Expert Papers

These papers were written by participants of the November 2013 ICN2 Preparatory Technical Meeting (PTM) held in Rome. They highlight important topics in agriculture and health, as well as best practices and lessons learned from case studies.

Ladd Agriculture and nutrition are linked at all stages of the food value chain, from production to markets to final usage by the food consumer. However, agricultural value chain programs and nutrition programs have different goals. The former aims to raise incomes through increased production, improved quality, improved storage and greater...
Philippe Legrand The French Food Safety Agency (ANSES) recently published the adult French population reference intakes ‘Apports Nutritionnels Conseillés’ (ANC) for fatty acids. This paper describes the thinking behind the 2010 update of the recommendations for fatty acid intakes for the French population. It presents the recommendations and highlights some of...
Bronwen Powell, Amy Ickowitz, Stepha McMullin, Ramni Jamnadass, Christine Padoch, Miguel Pinedo, Vasquez, Terry Sunderland Many contend that in order to overcome the world’s nutrition problems, nutrition must become a crosscutting issue, with concrete commitment and attention from a wide range of disciplines. From this assertion has grown the promotion of...
Theresa A. Nicklas, Carol E. O’Neil This review article discusses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) in support of a total diet approach to achieving diet and health goals, especially as they relate to the obesity epidemic. However, some scientists and organizations have identified one food, food group, or nutrient as...
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