19th International Congress of Nutrition

Bangkok, Thailand, October 4 to 9, 2009

The 19th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), themed “Nutrition Security for All,” featured the latest research and news from the world of nutrition in a series of plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, and presentations. IYCN participated in the following panel:

Communication and Partnership Building to Improve Child Nutrition

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 9:30 am

IYCN sponsored a panel examining the role that communication, behavior, and partnership play in nutrition programming. Panelists shared experiences of how communication and partnership building has been critical to the successful implementation of programs in diverse contexts. Marcia Griffiths, The Manoff Group, presented Enabling Community Workers and Mobilizing Communities: Communications Strategies of the AIN-C Health and Nutrition Programme.

Dr. Frances Davidson, Health Sciences Specialist, Global Health Bureau, US Agency for International Development, and Dr. Suttilak Smitasiri, Head, Division of Communication and Behavioral Science, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University Thailand co-chaired the session.

Visit the ICN website to learn more about the conference.