8.30 -10.30 Session 5 Solutions for Coping with Malnutrition, Primary Prevention and Public Health Nutrition in the Mediterranean Region Objective: To present and discuss doable solutions to make progress in better understanding mounting complexity of the malnutrition in the Mediterranean region. Co-Chaired by Gaetana Ferri, General-Director, Hygiene, Food Safety and Nutrition Dept., Italian Health Ministry; Lluis Serra Majem, Director of the Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Lorenzo Donini, Sapienza University of Rome.
Speakers: Solutions for Coping with Malnutrition, Primary Prevention and Public Health Nutrition in the Mediterranean Region: The Case of Morocco Rekia Belahsen, Chouaib Doukkali University
Challenges of Health Systems facing changing health needs in North African countries Jalila El Ati, Institut National de Nutrition et de Technologie Alimentaire, Tunisi
Overweight, selected aspects of Mediterranean diet and cancer risk Carlo La Vecchia, University of Milan, Milan
Impact of shifting to a healthy Mediterranean food consumption pattern on environmental sustainability and food security in MENA countries
Nahla Hwalla, American University of Beruit Ziad Abdeen, Palestine
May precision agriculture have a role in the prevention of NCDs? From DiMeSa to the 123 PASSI study and beyond Giuseppe Carruba, ARNAS-Palermo
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00 Session 9:
Appeal, Acceptance, Adoption of aContemporary Sustainable Mediterranean Diet LifeStyle through Education, Communication and Consumer Empowerment
Objective: To showcase and discuss different projects and initiatives which have been implemented in different settings to promote the Mediterranean Diet as a sustainable diet.
Co-chaired by Suzanne Piscopo, Head of Dept. of Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies, University of Malta, and SNEB; Lluis Serra-Majem, President, IFMeD and University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
a ‘Green New Diet’: What’s a Nutrition Educator To Do?
Jennifer L. Wilkins, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Healthy Children, Healthy Planet: A School-Based Educational Programme Focusing on Promoting Healthy and Sustainable Eating Behaviours in Children