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EB 2012: EV McCollum Lecture on Micronutrient Deficiencies

EB 2012: EV McCollum Lecture on Micronutrient Deficiencies

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
Posted on 04/24/2012 at 05:22:27 PM by Suzanne Price
By David Despain, ASN's EB blogger

Efforts to curb or eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies globally have existed for almost a century, although there are now still as many questions if not more than ever before about what the next steps should be. There are seldom solutions that are simple to guide public policy internationally and there remain large challenges when it comes to making informed recommendations.

Lindsay Allen, Ph.D., R.D, who is the 2012-2013 recipient of the E.V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition, discussed a new way forward to improve the health of infants, children, and pregnant women internationally on April 22 at the McCollum Lecture organized by the American Society for Nutrition at Experimental Biology 2012 in San Diego. She currently serves as the Center Director of the USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center. Read the full blog here.