The United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and the Food Aid Quality Review project managed by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University are pleased to announce The Future of Food Assistance for Nutrition: Evidence Summit II to be held live online October 5th through 8th, 2020.
Building on a first event held in 2018, this Summit will bring together practitioners, policymakers, industry professionals, program funders, and researchers to share and discuss new evidence from the past two years, prioritize future evidence needs, and consider how we can collaborate to support more cost-effective programming aimed at improving nutrition in the context of food assistance interventions of all kinds.
This Summit will showcase new findings from studies around the world, covering key food assistance for nutrition themes, including:
- Impacts of pandemics and other disease outbreaks on programming and supply chain logistics;
- Recent advances in science related to nutrition and specialized nutritious food products; and
- What we still need to know to improve programming.
Please visit our event website for more information and register at the link below. Follow us at @FoodAidQuality on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. Sessions run from 8:45am to 1:15pm each day.
Call for Abstracts
We also invite prospective attendees to submit an abstract to participate in the Online Poster Session. The Summit will provide a forum to highlight new evidence related to food assistance for nutrition, including recent research related to the prevention and treatment of wasting and stunting, as well as new specialized nutritious food products, programming strategies, and tools. This virtual and interactive poster session will provide participants the opportunity to hear from researchers directly regarding research and innovations serving to enhance the evidence base and inform the future of food assistance for nutrition. Please look at the guidelines for submissions and fill out the Online Poster Session form to complete a submission.