- December 14, 2020
Watch the webinar Let’s Talk About Nutrient Profiling: Are we forgetting about low- and middle-income countries?
Nutrient profiling is the science of classifying foods based on their nutritional composition and can be a tool to help address all forms of malnutrition.
The expert speakers analyze and compare current profiling methodologies, highlight challenges, and the steps required to develop a nutrient profiling system fit for the low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) context through the lens of the government, private sector, and academia.
In partnership with Professor Adam Drewnowski of the University of Washington, Sight and Life is developing a manual on nutrient profiling for LMIC after identifying a lack of nutrient profiling guidance and methodologies suitable for LMICs (publication early 2021). This gap was detected through an in-depth review of OBAASIMA, a public-private partnership aiming to improve micronutrient intakes of women of reproductive age through the utilization of a seal to create demand for nutritious and affordable food in Ghana (find out more about OBAASIMA here). Using OBAASIMA as an example, this webinar will share the importance of nutrient profiling, especially for LMIC.
Sight and Life’s Breda Gavin-Smith moderates the conversation with speakers including: Dr. Emorn Udomkesmalee, Prof. Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Dr Saskia de Pee, Samuel Kwame Ntim Adu, and Dr Esi Foriwa Amoaful.