Researchers in the Program in International and Community Nutrition are committed to extending science-based information to the public. Below are publications and resources created by PICN researchers in collaboration with partner institutions and collaborators.
Nutrition News for Africa is a monthly electronic newsletter whose aim is to disseminate state-of-the-art research and policy papers to scientists, program planners, policy makers, and opinion leaders working in the field of public health nutrition in Africa. The newsletter is prepared as a collaborative effort of Helen Keller International (HKI) and PICN.
Together with other members of the Steering Committee of the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG), Prof. Kenneth H. Brown and Dr. Sonja Y. Hess developed brief summaries of recommended methods for assessing and improving zinc status.
The Alive & Thrive Insight series of technical briefs addresses the continuum of care for good infant and young child feeding, from initiation of early and exclusive breastfeeding through complementary feeding in later infancy and the second year of life. Alive & Thrive aims to improve feeding practices during this critical period to save lives, prevent malnutrition, and promote optimal growth. Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by FHI 360. Other members of the team include BRAC, GMMB, IFPRI, Save the Children, UC Davis, and World Vision.
The weekly seminar in International and Community Nutrition is a forum to discuss new research and topics related to international and community nutrition programs. Seminars are held Wednesdays from 12:10-1:00 pm in the Foster Room (1138 Meyer Hall). They are open to the public and students may register for academic credit (NUT 291 section 1). Webcasts of seminars will be posted after the event as they become available.
The goals of IZiNCG are to promote and assist efforts to reduce global zinc deficiency. These goals are achieved through advocacy efforts and education, and by offering technical assistance to:
- Governments and non-governmental organizations interested in carrying out programs to improve nutritional status of specific populations
- International or bilateral organizations that support projects and/or applied research to improve micronutrient status of populations in developing countries
- Other organizations that have ongoing micronutrient programs, and want to incorporate zinc into the existing program