In This Chapter
Outlining international nutritional services
Getting familiar with global efforts that provide clinical nutrition services
As diseases related to poor lifestyle choices — such as obesity, diabetes, some cancers, cardiovascular disease, and so on — have impacted countries around the world, an organized international response has sprung up to address them. In this chapter, I outline ten organizations that provide information, counseling, and sometimes goods and services to people who are most in need.
Formerly called the American Dietetic Association Foundation, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (ANDF) is the world's largest charitable organization devoted exclusively to nutrition and dietetics. Its membership includes experts in nutritional sciences who seek to expand the discussion of nutritional diseases globally and to help bring about an end to such health concerns.
Specifically, the ANDF makes available to its members a directory of resources for international food, nutrition, and dietetic professionals. This directory fosters collaboration between scientists and helps students and other professionals seeking financial assistance ...