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Friday, November 15 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Eating right, living better: Building healthier food systems worldwide (40 min) / Bien manger, vivre mieux : bâtir des systèmes alimentaires plus sains à travers le monde

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Panel Organized by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / Centre de recherche pour le développement international (CRDI)

Over the past five decades, global food systems and human diets have changed substantially. The food people eat—and the policies, economies, and natural ecosystems necessary to sustain these diets—profoundly impact the health and sustainability of communities worldwide.

Join our expert panel for a discussion about the bold and innovative actions that are improving health, preventing chronic disease, and ultimately promoting human development and environmental wellbeing. From improved food marketing regulations and better labeling policies for prepackaged foods, to community mobilization of farmers, schools, and grassroots organizations, policymakers are drawing on evidence- backed development research to make concrete progress.

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Greg Hallen

Program Leader, Food, Environment and Health, International Development Research Centre
Greg Hallen leads the Food, Environment and Health program at the International Development research Centre (IDRC), Canada. The goal of this program is to develop evidence, innovations, and policies to improve health, build healthier food systems, and prevent non- communicable and... Read More →

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Mary L’Abbé

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Mary L’Abbé is a Professor at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at theUniversity of Toronto, where she leads a research group on Food and Nutrition Policy for Population Health. She was formerly Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair.Dr. L’Abbé is... Read More →
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Camila Corvalan

Coordinator, Center for Research in Food Environments and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases (CIAPEC), University of Chile
Dr. Camila Corvalan is a medical doctor and epidemiologist trained in nutrition. Her primary interest is human growth and development and the early prevention of obesity and non-communicable chronic diseases.Dr. Corvalan coordinates the Center for Research in Food Environments and... Read More →
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Alafia Samuels

Director of the Chronic Disease Research Centre of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR); Deputy Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Barbados.
Dr. Thelma Alafia Samuels is the Director, Chronic Disease Research Centre of the Caribbean Institute forHealth Research (CAIHR), and the Deputy Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of MedicalSciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados. Dr. Samuels... Read More →
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Julien Soliba Manga

Master's candidate in Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, TRANSNUT WHO CC, Université de Montréal
Dr. Julien Manga obtained his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal in 2004. He worked as a public health doctor with Senegal’s Ministry of Health from 2008 to 2012.Dr. Manga obtained a Master's degree in Public... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 2