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Webinar series - Nutrition in a Digital World

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The Internet and other digital technologies are drastically changing the world we live in. Information and data are being produced, shared, used and consumed at a continuously accelerating speed, and people and services are more and more inter-connected.

Digital technologies are being applied throughout the food system, influencing the ways people interact with it and potentially redefining their food environments. The digital world potentially affects not only underlying and immediate causes of malnutrition in all its forms, but also its root causes, and our ability to address them. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has yet again illustrated this.

The webinar series “Nutrition in a Digital World”, took place between Nov-Dec 2020 and comprised of four thematic sessions promoted by UNSCN/UN Nutrition that aimed to raise awareness on the risk-benefit duality of the digital world in improving nutrition and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

This webinar series continued the conversation about this quickly evolving topic, building upon UNSCN 45 - Nutrition in the Digital World, published in July 2020. 

You can view full recordings, and access panelists presentations at the links below.


EPISODE ONE | Thursday, 5 November 2020, 13:00-14:30 (CET) - The challenges of digital food marketing

Moderator: Stineke Oenema, UNSCN Coordinator
Panelists: Kathryn Backholer, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Vivica Kraak, Joao Breda, George Rapsomanikis

EPISODE TWO | Thursday, 19 November 2020, 15:00-16:30 (CET) - The opportunities and risks of digital technologies in nutrition behaviour change and capacity building

Moderator: Sabrina Ionata Granhein, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Panelists: Inka Barnett, Fernanda Ferreira dos Santos, Archana Sarkar, Alessandro R Marcon, Srujith Lingala

EPISODE THREE | Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 17:00-18:30 (CET) - Digital solutions for data driven decision making, to help improve nutrition of vulnerable groups and to address inequalities 

Moderator: Denise Coitinho, UNSCN Senior Consultant
Panelists: Joseph Tinarwo, Nathaniel Jensen, Niyati Parekh, Zeina Makhoul, George Kent

EPISODE FOUR | Thursday, 17 December 2020, 14:00-15:30 (CET) - Digital solutions for nutrition sensitive programming

Moderator: Stineke Oenema, UNSCN Coordinator
Panelists: Raul Saenz, Bin Liu, Jenny Walton, Susan Keino, George Rapsomanikis

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