IFSI co-hosts Fall 2017 “Right to Food, Food Assistance, and the Biological Consequences of Malnutrition” Lecture Series

During the fall semester, International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) cooperated with the Division of Nutritional Sciences to offer a semester-long lecture series on the “Right to Food, Food Assistance, and the Biological Consequences of Malnutrition.”

This series grounded a discussion of a right to food and programs to ensure that right is realized in the latest discoveries about the physical effects of food inadequacy. The series served as a graduate seminar (DNS 500) and was also open to the campus community at large. To increase the reach of the series towards those interested in food security, several of the presentations were summarized or recorded, as indicated below.

The dynamic and diverse line-up of speakers included:

A successful seminar series

“Partnership between the Division of Nutritional Sciences and International Food Security at Illinois had many benefits. We believe we reached a wider audience with the series than would have been the case if either unit had acted independently of the other. Moreover, by pooling the knowledge and interests represented by organizers from both units, we were able to construct a series that covered a range of issues in depth and allowed for meaningful transdisciplinary and food systems consideration of responses to food deprivation around the world,” said Alex Winter-Nelson, director of the Office of International Programs and IFSI.

Article submitted by Leslie Myrick, 217-244-5373

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