Separated by quarantines and travel restrictions, nutrition stakeholders have turned to virtual events to connect, share information and discuss issues. Below is a selection of upcoming webinars and virtual events of interest – a list we will update weekly (so check back regularly!). The list includes three sections, Webinars, Conferences, and Useful Online Resources.
Please share your webinar or other virtual activities of interest: Send us an email with the details (be sure to include date, time and a link) or share the information on social media using the hashtag #OnlineMIYCN!
Food Systems and Nutrition Webinar Series: UCC Centre for Global Development and IFIAD
March 26, April 16 and April 30; times vary
UCC Centre for Global Development and IFIAD will host a three part webinar series on Food Systems and Nutrition. Speakers will include Johan Swinnen, Anna Herforth, Mary Corbett, Sudha Narayanan, Nick Nisbett, Ayako Ebata and Lily Schofield. The webinars will cover the impacts of Covid-19 on food systems (26th March), the affordability of nutritious foods (16th April), and women’s empowerment and nutrition (30th April), presenting the latest evidence and research on these issues. The series aims to highlight work being done by Irish development institutions, and generate discussion on how to move forward, looking toward the UN Food Systems Summit.
Mycotoxin Exposure and Nutritional Status in the First 1000 Days: USAID Advancing Nutrition, JSI Research & Training Institute
April 1 @ 9am EDT
The two-part webinar series focuses on mycotoxin exposure and nutritional status in the first 1000 Days from pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life. This first webinar will explore the link between nutritional status and mycotoxin toxicity. The second webinar will focus on programmatic and policy implications of this relationship. Please stay tuned for more information on the second webinar set on May 20.
iLactation has invited “Rock Stars of Lactation”, including A&T’s own Regional Technical Specialist in Southeast Asia Jenn Cashin, to be speakers at their18th online breastfeeding conference on the theme Feeding the future. Jenn will present on A&T’s recent research covering how our review of global COVID-19 breastfeeding and newborn care guidelines revealed misalignment with World Health Organization recommendations. The conference will be online from IBCLC Day, March 3 until June 3, 2021, with 18+ hours of education. CERPs and other professional development credits will be available.
Useful Online Resources
Investing in Child Nutrition: E-learning Course on Infant and Young Child Feeding from A&T, UNICEF, Global Health Media Project, & Raising Children Network
Working with UNICEF and a global network of experts, Alive & Thrive developed an e-learning course based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Combined Course on Growth Assessment and IYCF Counselling as a free online resource to address gaps in training for those working in child health and nutrition in developing countries, especially in primary healthcare and community settings. Available in English and French, the self-paced course can be used as a solid introduction or a refresher course; modules include counselling skills, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, and growth assessment. Resources on COVID-19 and breastfeeding have been recently added to the platform.
Online training courses on nutrition from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has created free online certificate courses as part of the Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity. The intended audience for these courses includes those who are engaged in designing, implementing, funding and evaluating multisectoral programs and policies in Ethiopia and other LMIC countries. Each module involves an online lecture and completion of a quiz. Additional courses are added as they become available. Recently added: COVID-19 and Nutrition.