Implementing Public Health Nutrition Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Sunday, October 9
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
CE: 1.5
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170548


Global nutrition broadly encompasses community-based, public health nutrition interventions designed to address several forms of malnutrition, including stunting, wasting, overweight/obesity, micronutrient deficiencies, and anemia. Strategies to reduce prevalence of malnutrition may address immediate, underlying, or enabling determinants of nutrition and health, such as increasing dietary diversity; providing nutrition education; modifying the food environment; improving access to financial resources and healthcare; and promoting environmental sustainability, political stability, and social equity. This session is designed for nutrition professionals to learn how to apply knowledge of community or population nutrition to a global context and adapt solutions to common challenges in global nutrition. This session features a panel discussion of core public health nutrition principles among three dietitians with expertise in various practice settings within low- and middle-income countries.

Planned with the Global Member Interest Group

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and assess malnutrition within contextual frameworks used to guide decisions of stakeholders operating in low- and middle-income countries
  • Design culturally appropriate public health nutrition programs to address community-specific needs and country-level priorities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of community-based programs and interventions on improving nutrition outcomes

Performance Indicators:

  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and influences on population health status.
  • 12.3.1 Designs programs, interventions, or initiatives based on assessment and surveillance data and evidence-based literature.
  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.