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IMU Acting Dean was Speaker at an International Lecture

16 Oct 2015

IMG_8294 4 October 2015 – Acting Dean, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University (IMU), Prof Winnie Chee was invited by the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Fund for International Exchange in Nutrition, Dietetics and Management to be a speaker for an annual international lecture at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). The focus of the lecture is to raise the nutritional health of the world community by highlighting original international projects in food and nutrition, dietetic education, research and food service management. Prof Winnie spoke on “The Changing Face of Nutrition and Evolution in Dietetics in Asia” on 4 October, 2015 at the Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Her paper discussed the rapid economic transition and multi-cultural factors that impact diet, nutrition and health status in Asian populations and situational analysis of dietetics development in the scenario of a double burden of malnutrition in Asia, and provided examples of successful initiatives in advocating for recognition of dietitians as a way forward for Asian dietetics. The 75-minute lecture was recorded live to be made available at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Foundation. The presentation for the lecture is available at Prof Winnie’s lecture was very well-received by the audience and she received a plaque from the Academy as recognition for her contribution to this platform. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the oldest and most established dietetics organisation in the world and its annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) is attended by more than 10000 dietitians from across the United States and overseas.

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