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).
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.