Join the IYCN Project at the Global Health Council’s 36th Annual Conference

Please join IYCN at the Global Health Council’s 36th Annual International Conference in Washington, DC from May 26-30, 2009. We will participate in the following nutrition sessions:

Improving Complementary Feeding for Children: New Products and Effective Behaviors

Tuesday, May 26, 1:30-3:15 pm

IYCN’s Rae Galloway will host this panel discussion on new developments to improve complementary feeding for children 6-24 months old. The panelists are:

  • Kathryn Dewey, University of California, Davis: Home Fortificants for Complementary Foods Improve Child Growth
  • Margaret Bentley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: An Integrated Child Feeding Intervention Improves Nutritional Status
  • Mark Beinner, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil: Efficacy of Iron-Fortified Ultra Rice® Compared to Supplemental Iron Drops in Infants and Young Children
  • Emmanuel D’Harcourt, International Rescue Committee: RUF and Ready: Helping Ready-to-Use-Foods Get to Scale

Feeding the Future: Preventing Malnutrition in Infants and Children

Thursday, May 28, 3:30-5:15 pm

IYCN’s Tom Schaetzel will host this panel discussion which includes a presentation by Kiersten Israel-Ballard. On behalf of IYCN and PATH’s PMTCT Program, she will present exciting new research on feeding HIV-exposed infants in Kenya. The research is informing IYCN’s new activities in the country. The panelists are:

  • Kiersten Israel-Ballard, IYCN Project, PATH: Feeding of HIV-Exposed Infants in Kenya
  • Elviyanti Martini, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health: Sprinkles® Plus Effectiveness Program in Rural Maharashtra, India
  • Victoria Vivas de Alvarado: Child Feeding Bowl: Low Tech, High Impact
  • Aminuzzaman Talukder, Helen Keller International: Homestead Food Production Programs Improve Household Nutrition Security

Visit the Global Health Council website for more information about the Annual Conference.

Visit the IYCN website to learn more about upcoming events.