INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION: BALANCING NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES AND ‘OVERWEIGHT’ DISORDERS

BECAUSE OF ITS MAJOR IMPACT ON POPULATION HEALTH, NUTRITION PLAYS A DETERMINING ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT.

On one hand, nearly one billion people do not have an acceptable daily food ration. On the other hand, the constant increase in food production has led to disorders related to overweight such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Today, these chronic illnesses are no longer the sole preserve of the rich, and emergent countries must deal with two paradoxical issues: nutritional deficiencies and disorders of overweight, known as the “double nutritional burden”.

Our expertise in this field is centred on the development and coordination of training programs and intervention projects through long-standing collaboration with the University of Montreal’s Department of Nutrition and with our extensive network of partner institutions. 


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Our expertise

  • incorporating nutritional objectives incorporating nutritional objectives into development policies and programs; 
  • planning, executing and evaluating nutrition programs;
  • protecting consumers by improving the quality and safety of food products;
  • evalueating, analyzing and monitoring the nutritional situation;
  • preventing and treating infectious diseases;
  • preventing and combating specific micronutrient deficiencies;
  • promoting promoting appropriate diets and healthy lifestyles;
  • providing training to develop nutrition skills at the national level.


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