He was one of only three Nigerians so honored since IUNS
was established in 1948.
This is a highlight of the IUNS
E V McCollum Award Lecture presented at the 18th International Congress of Nutrition in Durban, South Africa, September 2005.
In 2008, under the auspices of the IUNS and Chinese Nutrition Society, a Nutrition Leadership program for young Chinese speaking nutrition scientists, public health workers, clinicians, and others who work in the food-health systems, participated in workshops in Hangzhou (Zhejiang University) and Shanghai (Fudan University's Huadong Hospital) to foster a future generation and network of inspired, talented and informed nutrition leaders, with problem-solving skills (Wahlqvist et al.
Food Habits in Later Life - A Cross Cultural Study" an IUNS study (1988-1994) of health, food habits and lifestyle in over 2000 elderly people in Asia (China, Philippines, Japan), Australia (Anglo-Celts, Greeks, Aborigines) and Europe (Greece, Sweden).
For the period 2001-2005, the IUNS
has been inspirationally led by its President, Mark Wahlqvist of Australia.
Our international guest Editorial, by Dr Este Vorster from North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, leads with the challenge of the next IUNS
meeting: to seek new solutions for global nutrition problems.
The topics and speakers were selected from the activities of the existing IUNS Task Forces.
The ICN is also a platform for announcements of special nutrition prizes such as the IUNS award, the Danone, DSM, Nestle and E.