Advancing Nutrition and Dietetics Research in Global Food and Nutrition Security: A Roundtable Meeting Report

Marianella Herrera Cuenca, Gabriela V. Proaño, Joann M. McDermid, Ahlam Badreldin El Shikieri, Elizabeth Anderson Steeves, Elena Carrillo-Alvarez, Patrizia Fracassi, Doreen S. Garelick, Jen Brewer, Francoise Knox Kazimierczuk, Alison Steiber

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Food and nutrition security remains a relevant issue globally, impacting nutritional status and other health outcomes. This is further complicated by various environmental factors that impact stable access to, availability of, and utilization of nutritious foods. Nutrition and dietetics practitioners play an important role in the identification and treatment of food and nutrition security and are also well positioned to advance research that can support food and nutrition security solutions. To address this important issue, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Council on Research convened a Global Food and Nutrition Security Research Task Force (Task Force). To leverage existing information and expertise in this area and identify the need for future evidence, the Task Force hosted a virtual roundtable with key internal and external stakeholders. This 2-day event included discussions on research gaps, potential entry points for nutrition and dietetics practitioners, and important equity considerations in the area of food and nutrition security research. The identified research gaps included the need for standardized terminology for consistent data collection, the need for validated screening and assessment tools that can be used across settings and also assess diet quality, additional translational and implementation science research, multi-sectoral and multi-pronged approaches, interdisciplinary collaboration with community partners, incorporation of research into policy development, and additional evidence on food systems approaches to target food and nutrition security. To more clearly identify the entry points for practitioners, five examples from various countries were included to identify food and nutrition security issues and how nutrition and dietetics practitioners can be involved in research to address food and nutrition security. The Task Force would like this information to inform a research agenda and be leveraged by the larger scientific community to drive future funding and research opportunities for food and nutrition professionals on this topic. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2024;124(1):102-122.
Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)102-122
Número de páginas21
PublicaciónJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
EstadoPublicada - ene 2024


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