The 10th Nordic Nutrition Conference takes place in Iceland June 3-5. A particular objective of the conference is to create better understanding of the association between food, dietary habits and health. The upcoming Nordic Nutrition Recommendations will also be discussed.
The Nordic Nutrition Conference (NNC) focuses on vital health issues and promotes collaboration between stakeholders in the field, including government institutions, consumers and public-private partnerships. It helps prepare Nordic scientists take a lead in international science projects in the field of nutrition and food and thereby increases their influence internationally.
The conference committee comprises several nutritional experts from each of the five Nordic countries, 200 abstracts have been received and 400 registrations are expected.
Topics covered include the Nordic monitoring on diet, physical activity and overweight and there will also be presentations on co-Nordic projects such as the Keyhole symbol. A progress report on the Nordic Plan of Action on better health and quality of life through diet and physical activity will be presented. And there will be sessions on e.g. obesity and vitamin D.
On Tuesday morning, June 5, a specific session is planned on the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 2012. There will also be presentations on environmental sustainability and local food as well as on food and nutrition security, and on public health.
The NNC 2012 will strengthen Nordic collaboration in the field. Previous conferences have been of major importance for the development of official nutrition recommendations and public health for people in all age groups in the Nordic countries.
The new edition of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations - a leading reference work in the field of nutrition globally - is expected early 2013.