144/1049 - Scaling Up Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean: translating evidence to practice for demand creation and effective programming

Organized by: World Food Programme (WFP). Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, Nutrition Unit.
Track 3: Public Health Nutrition and Environment
Sunday 15 October 14.00 - 18.30 h. Room 11 - Golden Horn

Session Introduction: overview of the status of rice fortification in the LAC region, progress to date and the way forward

Chair

MSc. Marc-André Prost

World Food Programme. Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Panama.


Launch of the Sight & Life Special Supplement on Scaling Up Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean: translating the evidence base into concrete plans for demand creation and effective programming

Speaker

Dr. Klaus Kraemer

Managing Director. Sight and Life. Switzerland. Adjunct Associate Professor. Department of International Health. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. USA.


Common success factors in effective fortification programmes in the region

Speaker

Dr. Helena Pachón

Research Associate Professor. Emory University. Rollins School of Public Health. Nutrition Science Liaison. Food Fortification Initiative (FFI). USA.


RECESS: Snacks and fortified rice tasting

Snacks and fortified rice tasting


The Communication Dilemma: should the introduction of a fortified staple food be accompanied by a behavior change communications strategy?

Speaker

Dr. Anabelle Bonvecchio Arenas

Director of Nutrition Policies and Programs. National Institute of Public Health. Mexico.


Roundtable discussion with countries working on rice fortification in the region

Moderator

MS Laura Irizarry

Nutrition Specialist. World Food Programme. Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Panama.


Costa Rica: a successful model of an effective national rice fortification programme.

Discussant

Dr. Jose Antonio Martinez-Fonseca

Executive Director. National Association of Rice Industry (ANINSA). Costa Rica.


Panama: is legislation enough to support a successful rice fortification programme?

Discussant

José Renan de León

Head of the Nutritional Health Department. Ministry of Health. Panama.


Dominican Republic: a national commitment towards the rapid implementation of mandatory rice fortification.

Discussant

Dr. Susana Santos

Head of Nutrition. Ministry of Health. Dominican Republic.