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Organic Alphabet Soup

Organic Alphabet Soup

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Posted on 10/05/2009 at 09:14:44 PM by Student Blogger
By: Rebecca K.

Get it while it's hot! 2009 Limited Edition Organic Alphabet Soup!

Organic Alphabet Soup is manufactured worldwide and year-round by the nutrition community. But this Organic Alphabet Soup is a *2009 Limited Edition!*

The *2009 Limited Edition* of Organic Alphabet Soup contains the following ingredients: IUNS, ICN, ENLP, SLAN, SLAN Congress, Neumann, Scrimshaw, Bronner, Ellenbogen, Latham, Winick, Newberne, Butrum, Sunde, Ju, Lee, Mo, Valyasevi, Nondasuta, Gopalan, Swaminathan, Fujimaki, Giay, Biró, Gabr, Dutra de Oliveira, Wenger, Truswell, Berger, Soysa, Huang, Chen, Intengan.

Nutrition Facts (Serving Size: 1 bowl, Servings per can: 2)

Special 2009 limited edition ingredients: ICN & SLAN Congress
Under the theme “Nutrition Security for All,” the 19th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN 2009) is taking place October 4th-9th in Bangkok, Thailand. Then in Santiago, Chile, the 15th Latin American Congress of Nutrition is November 15th-19th. Special to both ICN and SLAN is the rich diffusion that occurs between older and younger participants, especially among those from developing countries.

Organic Alphabet Soup always includes its famous traditional stock: IUNS & SLAN
The International Congress of Nutrition is held every four years under the oversight of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS). IUNS formally began in 1948. The mission of IUNS is to “to promote advancement in nutrition science, research and development through international cooperation at the global level;” and “to encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists as well as to disseminate information in nutritional sciences through modern communication technology.”

Every three years, the Latin American Congress of Nutrition is held by the Society for Latin American Nutrition (SLAN). SLAN was created in 1965, during the first Western Hemisphere Nutrition Congress in Chicago, USA; as a forum for Latin American scientists involved in the health and nutrition of Latin American populations. SLAN works to stimulate the diffusion of food and nutritional knowledge, facilitate the inter-change of experiences between investigators, and contribute to defining solutions to the nutritional problems that affect Latin American countries.

Both IUNS and SLAN consist of an elected council of officers (e.g. president, vice-president, secretary general, and treasurer) and a General Assembly, among other positions. Countries may apply to be one of the ‘adhering [member] bodies' of IUNS. There are now 79 adhering bodies that make up IUNS; including countries such as: Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Estonia, Sudan, and Tunisa. The United States is an adhering body through ASN. You can see the entire list of countries here. There are also myriad ‘affiliated bodies' that include, for example, International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) and The Micronutrient Forum. People may apply for SLAN membership based on criteria, such as merit and student status; which in turn make up bodies in SLAN that are characterized by Latin American region.

Organic Alphabet Soup's signature ingredients—carefully selected live cultures aged with perfection for at least 80 years—from: (USA) Charlotte Neumann, Nevin Scrimshaw, Feliz Bronner, Leon Ellenbogen, Michael Latham, Myron Winick, Paul Newberne, Ritva Butrum, Milton Sunde; (KOR) Jin Soon Ju, Ki Yull Lee, Sumi Mo; (THA) Aree Valyasevi, Amorn Nondasuta; (IND) Coluthur Gopalan, Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan; (JPN) Masao Fujimaki; (VNM) Tu Giay; (HUN) György Biró;  (EGY) Mamdouh Gabr; (BRA) JosÉ Eduardo Dutra de Oliveira; (AUT) Rudolf Wenger; (AUS) Arthur Stewart Truswell; (POL) Stanislaw Berger; (LKA) Priyani  Soysa;  (TWN) Po-Chao Huang; (CHN) Chunming Chen and; (PHL) Carmen Llamas Intengan.

Cooked up by the ICN Organizing Committee and the Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT) is the honorary “Living Legends” special session at ICN on October 5th, 2009. Dr. Emorn Wasantwisut says “it dawned on me that I was inspired, mentored and supported by several Leaders including some of these Living Legends,” and “thought it would be wonderful if [these legends] inspired the future generation in nutrition sciences.” The session includes features such as: video messages of all legends, legends in person, and remarks by the winner of the [1st international/ICN] Young Scientist Award.--as “an opportunity to bring someone who will lead the field of nutrition in the forthcoming years, to listen to the messages of these Living Legends and to reflect upon those words,” said Dr. Wasantwisut.

The information on these legendary ingredients can be found (after the ICN) on the IUNS website.

Organic Alphabet Soup supports: Friends of Nevin; & the European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP)

For consumer information click on: ICN, IUNS, The Congress of Latin American Nutrition, and SLAN.

Warning, Organic Alphabet Soup may have been made on equipment that contains trace sources of:
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Posted Oct 08, 2009 10:24 AM by Gregory
Very creative entry! Keep up the good work.

Posted Oct 19, 2009 12:01 PM by chad
i really enjoed this healthy soup ♥♥
it made my day !

Posted Oct 20, 2009 9:56 AM by chad brinson o'donel
i had more soup today and it was DDDEEEEElicious and i loved it ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Posted Oct 21, 2009 6:34 PM by Alison Rose
O I love your soup it is simply amazing I dont know what i would do with out it it is soooooooooooo good :)