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Foppe ten Hoor prijs 2023

As in previous years, junior researchers can apply for the Foppe ten Hoor Award 2023.

Three talented young researcherswill be nominated by the Foppe ten Hoor committee based on submitted abstract and CV. They will present and defend their research for a critical audience at the Nutritional Science Days 2023.

The winner will receive the prestigious Foppe ten Hoor award for young nutrition scientists. We specifically ask senior scientists to encourage their junior scientist to apply for the ‘Foppe ten Hoor’ young investigator award.We ask the senior researchers/project leaders to encourage the most talented and promising PhD students to submit an abstract.

See procedure details at registration information the website of Nutritional Science Days 2023.

NAV Voeding-impact prijs 2023

Ook dit jaar is het weer mogelijk om voor voedingsonderzoekers in aanmerking te komen voor een prijs. Voorgaande jaren was dit steeds een publicatieprijs, maar inmiddels wordt binnen de wetenschap andere manieren van impact ook steeds relevanter.

Daarom is er dit jaar gekozen voor een bredere voedings “impact” prijs.

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Online carrièremiddag voor jonge voedingswetenschappers 2023

Jonge voedingswetenschappers opgelet! Heb je interesse in de carrièrepaden die mede-NAV’ers hebben doorlopen? Wil jij meer weten over de mogelijkheden in het werkveld na je master of PhD? 

De NAV organiseert in samenwerking met studievereniging Di-et-Tri (de studievereniging van de BSc Voeding en Gezondheid en de MSc Nutrition and Health aan Wageningen Universiteit) op dinsdag 13 juni van 15:30 – 17:30 uur een Online carrièremiddag 2023.

Sprekers vanuit onder andere de academie, voedingsmiddelenbedrijven en overheidsinstanties vertellen over hun carrière pad en wat hun baan als voedingswetenschapper zo leuk maakt.

Zie de activiteitenpagina voor meer details en aanmelden.

Summary of the NAV Public Lecture Saskia van Osendarp, January 26, 2023

Nutrition in crisis

Dr. Saskia van Osendarp, Executive Director of the Micronutrient Forum, presented the NAV Public Lecture on January 26, 2023. An important message was provided to nutritional scientists and other participants: the global nutrition status is currently of great concern and the sustainable development goals on hunger (SDG2) will likely not be achieved.

What is the malnutrition problem?

Malnutrition varies between and within countries. Data on micronutrient malnutrition in particular are scarce, but a recent review summarized the ecidence on this form of malnutrition using data from population based surveys. Specific statistical methods are used correcting for factors as inflammation and multiple deficiencies to estimate micronutrient malnutrition status. Even in high-income countries women in reproductive age are micronutrient deficient. Cause: no healthy diet. Serious health deficits caused by malnutrition early in life are linked to decreases in economic value.

Why is nutrition in crisis?

The COVID-19 pandemic has played an important role in exacerbating existing inequalities in food and nutrition security, becoming even more complicated in 2022 by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The food price inflation caused a shift to cheaper micronutrient poor high processed foods. Diet diversity has been sacrificed. Also has it become apparent that climate change impacts food security and that food systems as well as nutrition are interrelated with climate change. So, multiple crises will exacerbate malnutrition worldwide.

What works?

The formation of a nutrition consortium Standing Together for Nutrition (ST4N) – a multidisciplinary consortium of 35 nutrition, economics, food, and health system experts – aims at delivering evidence to inform advocacy on impact of global crises. ST4N managed to speak with one voice to policy makers and showed that cost-effective interventions as diversity in crops, biofortification, supplementation and social protection systems may work. For example, return on investment of nutrition intervention of one dollar spend could have return on investment of 16 dollars in a 40 years economic effect. In addition, social protection programs may increase resilience of communities.

The future

At the Micronutrient Forum 6th global conference on “Nutrition for Resilience (N4R)” 2023 this will be taken further. It will be held in The Hague – the city of human justice.

“We cannot afford to lose an entire generation due to malnutrition crises. The consequence of malnutrition in early life last a life long.”

Slides NAV lecture Saskia Osendarp

This NAV Public Lecture has been made possible with the support of the Van Dam Nutrition Foundation