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Seminar on Re-assessing Macronutrient Needs – Requirement, Quality and Health Impacts

Bangkok, Thailand
03/05/2017 – 04/05/2017
8:20 am – 1:30 pm
Compass Skyview Hotel, Sukhumvit 24 Road

BACKGROUND

The components of a diversified, balanced and healthy diet vary depending on individual needs, locally available foods, as well as cultural and dietary customs. In recent years, new developments and research in the field of nutrition and health and chronic diseases, have had an impact on recommendations for dietary intake of macronutrients.

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new dietary guidelines in 2015, with recommendations for fat and protein intake; while the Institute of Medicine (IOM), USA, has provided recommendations for adults in terms of Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDRs) for carbohydrate, protein and fat. Similarly, countries in Europe, Australia, and the Southeast Asia Region have national dietary recommendations for both macro- and micronutrients intakes and distributions.

This 1½ day seminar aims to provide an overview of the most recent scientific knowledge and research findings on current and optimal macronutrient intakes, and to discuss the implications for dietary recommendations in the ASEAN region.The objectives are to:

1. Present new findings regarding macronutrient requirements and distribution for healthy population groups, and the health impacts

2. Characterize the intake, distribution and main sources of macronutrients in Southeast Asian diets (based on recent national surveys)

3. Discuss issues and future research needs regarding macronutrient requirements and distribution, particularly for Southeast Asian countries undergoing a nutritional transition

ORGANIZER

ILSI SEA Region 

PROGRAM

The Seminar Program is available HERE.

Registration

Please click HERE to register.