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FIA Dialogues 2020
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FIA Dialogues 2020

FIA will be hosting our first major virtual event on 27-29 July, and while it doesn’t replace the in-person events we host, it’s a great opportunity to hear from senior executives in the industry on what they think a post-COVID world looks like and address key topics such as Health & Nutrition, New Innovations and Sustainability.

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The Science behind Nutrition and Immunity
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The Science behind Nutrition and Immunity

Good nutrition is critical for health, particularly in times when the immune system might need to fight back. We will review the role of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids in their support of an effective immune system.

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Program Gizi Anak Sekolah: Promoting Fruits and Vegetables Consumption among School Children through Community Campaigning
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Program Gizi Anak Sekolah: Promoting Fruits and Vegetables Consumption among School Children through Community Campaigning

Local Government in Kuningan, West Java launched a community-based campaign on 7 February 2020 titled “Gebyar Gerakan Makan Buah dan Sayur (Gebyur)”. The campaign was launched in-line with the pilot nutrition programme, as part of the National School Meals Programme or Program Gizi Anak Sekolah (Progas), an initiative created by the Ministry of Education, with support from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Food Industry Asia (FIA), Cargill, and Japan Friends of WFP.

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A Yearly Roundup with evolve
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A Yearly Roundup with evolve

2019 has been an exciting year for evolve with its new branding and strategies. With our vision broadened from initiating multi-stakeholder dialogue and addressing public health challenges, evolve will explore a wider array of activities, dialogues and partnerships that will drive a greater impact within communities. 

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5th Annual Roundtable: A World Free of Hidden Hunger
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5th Annual Roundtable: A World Free of Hidden Hunger

Themed A World Free of Hidden Hunger, the 5th ARoFIIN Roundtable aims to catalyze stakeholder relationships by bringing together regional experts to create and execute a collective global effort to transform diets and food production and to ensure accessible and affordable for everyone.

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Innovations and Partnerships for a Healthier Asia
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Innovations and Partnerships for a Healthier Asia

Kalpana Bhaskaran, Domain Lead at the Applied Nutrition Research and Head of the Glycemic Index Research Unit at the School of Applied Science of Temasek Polytechnic, discusses some key trends driving food innovation in Asia, and how such innovations can be best leveraged to promote better eating habits.

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What are the Challenges and Opportunities to End Malnutrition in Asia?
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What are the Challenges and Opportunities to End Malnutrition in Asia?

Panellists joining the 5th ARoFIIN Roundtable, namely Warren T K Lee of FAO, Sukiet Kittitammachote of Cargill and Mansharan Seth of Tata Trusts, spoke to ARoFIIN on the critical steps needed from various stakeholders to end all forms of malnutrition.

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Cross-sector Collaborations to Deliver Positive Health Outcomes to Society
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Cross-sector Collaborations to Deliver Positive Health Outcomes to Society

Ahead of the 5th ARoFIIN Roundtable, Aaron Hawkins of Save the Children, Massimo Reverberi of Bugsolutely and Allison Hollowell of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), share their insights on the challenges that the world is seeing today in terms of improving health and nutrition, and the importance of multi-stakeholder collaborations to tackle the issue of malnutrition in Asia.

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Celebrating 5 Years of ARoFIIN
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Celebrating 5 Years of ARoFIIN

Professor Jeyakumar Henry, Deputy Executive Director of the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) and Director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) in Singapore, looks back on the achievements and partnerships ARoFIIN have made over the years, and shares the direction of the organisation moving forward.

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A Year in Review with ARoFIIN
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A Year in Review with ARoFIIN

We speak to the Asia Roundtable on Food Innovation for Improved Nutrition (ARoFIIN) team to understand some of the key achievements of 2018 and what the plans for the roundtable are in the upcoming year.

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Shining a Light to Spur Action on Nutrition: Global Nutrition Report 2018
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Shining a Light to Spur Action on Nutrition: Global Nutrition Report 2018

With hunger and obesity still on the rise, the world is off track towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Zero Hunger – ending all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. The current burden of malnutrition across the world is unacceptably high, but with increasing commitment from various countries and the presence of new and better data, the opportunity to end malnutrition has never been greater.

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Enabling a Healthy Community in Asia with Localised Approaches
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Enabling a Healthy Community in Asia with Localised Approaches

Asia is facing a growing burden of malnutrition, increasing obesity rates, staggering prevalence of undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies in both rural and urban communities, despite significant economic growth in the region. While these lifestyle diseases are influenced by a variety of factors, a multi-faceted approach is needed to change health behaviours of the population as there is no silver bullet in reducing the rates of obesity and undernutrition.

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