In 1985, I inherited the IUNS Nutrition and Ageing committee from Hamish Munro.
It became an IUNS journal and, initially, a Monash electronic journal, an early venture into this publishing realm.
My presidency of IUNS sharpened my interest and focus on Africa, not only for its peoples' and food cultural richness, but also because it is where the nutritional needs and population pressures are greatest (Wahlqvist ML.
The International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) moved to welcome the Chinese Nutrition Society as a member in 1985.
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.
The International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) is organised every lour years by the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS).
For the period 2001-2005, the IUNS has been inspirationally led by its President, Mark Wahlqvist of Australia.
She has attended and presented papers at the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS
), Federation of African Nutritional Sciences (FANUS), INACG and IVACG, Micronutrient Forum, African Nutritional Epidemiological Conference (ANEC), Oxford Round Table and many other conferences.
One of the many, perhaps main, functions of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), is to ensure that every four years an international congress of nutrition (ICN) creates a platform or forum for nutrition scientists, academics and practitioners to exchange the newest results of nutrition research, renew friendships with colleagues and enjoy the cultural heritage of the host country (1).
The topics and speakers were selected from the activities of the existing IUNS Task Forces.
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.
11-13 August 2004, A Conference of the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS
), Brisbane, Queensland.