SPRING is pleased to have participated in the 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), held from the 15th to the 20th of September, 2013, in Granada, Spain. The goal of the Congress was to join different cultures, traditions, and knowledge throughout new aspects of nutrition development all around the world. SPRING engaged in the ICN in four key areas:
- On Sunday, September 15th, SPRING hosted a half day Satellite Symposium on Current Headlines in Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition. The focus of both plenary and group discussions was three-fold: women’s nutrition, infant and young child feeding practices, and controlling and preventing micronutrient deficiencies during the first 1,000 days. In the past few years, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative has enhanced global advocacy for nutrition; USAID/SPRING was able to capitalize on this momentum at the conference, and facilitate the exchange of new information on women and infant and young child nutrition.
Participant Guide (PDF, 673 KB)
Presentations Infant and Young Child Feeding (PDF, 2.9 MB) Kenneth H. Brown,
University of California, Davis, USA
Women's Nutrition (PDF, 1.1 MB) Reynaldo Martorell,
Global Health Institute, Emory University, USA
- On Wednesday, September 18th, SPRING hosted a Parallel Symposium on Past and Current Experiences in Leveraging Multiple Program and Partner Platforms to Scale-Up Nutrition Interventions. This session provided an opportunity to learn from past and ongoing efforts in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nepal, examining large-scale integrated nutrition projects. Individual presentations focused on using multiple platforms and partners and engaging key sectors outside of health critical to improving nutrition outcomes. The panel was chaired by Rebecca Egan, Nutrition Advisor for USAID’s Global Health Bureau, and comprised four presentations from USAID-funded nutrition projects, including SPRING.
Participant Guide (PDF, 617 KB)
Presentations Learning from Past Successes in Scaling - Up Integrated Nutrition Programs to Inform Future Efforts: Design and Delivery Considerations (PDF, 3.4 MB) Christian Winger,
SPRING Project, USA
Using Lessons Learned from Earlier Nutrition Efforts in Nepal to Design a Multi - Platform National Scale Integrated Nutrition Project (PDF, 1.4 MB) Pooja Pandey,
Suaahara Project, Nepal
Scaling - Up Nutrition Using Synergy Betwe en Health and Agriculture Platforms in Bangladesh (PDF, 2.4 MB) Dr. Yasir Arafat,
SPRING Project, Bangladesh
Building Capacity Across Multiple Systems to Enhance Nutrition Outcomes: The ENGINE Project's Approach to Capacity Building in Ethiopia (PDF, 1.2 MB) Dr. Habtamu Fekadu,
ENGINE Project, Ethiopia
- SPRING submitted 12 abstracts, 11 of which were presented in an e-poster format, and one which was presented orally: Identifying Key Food Sources of Vitamin A, Iron, and Zinc and Potential Food Fortification Vehicles in Bangladesh (PDF, 901 KB)
- SPRING hosted a booth at the IUNS Exhibit Hall; let us know if you were able to visit!