Understanding Dietary Patterns: A Step toward Devising a Global Nutrition Strategy

This session is sponsored by ILSI, the ILSI Research Foundation, and ILSI branches worldwide.

One size does not fit all. However, around the global, poor diet and nutritional status are linked to negative health outcomes: diabetes; obesity and its comorbidities; some cancers; etc. National and regional governments and world health bodies strive to provide scientifically accurate, clearly communicated, and easily adopted nutrition guidance helps people choose healthy diets. In this session, presenters help us understand what we need to know if we are to improve existing strategies or develop new ones for better health guidance. Speakers will explore the biology and culture of food choice; how food systems affect dietary patterns; and the strength of existing methods and data to make accurate dietary pattern comparisons across diverse populations.

Nutrition Guidance in the Age of Globalized Markets

What Are Dietary Patterns: Physiology and Psychology Underlying Food Choice
Adam Drewnowski, PhD
University of Washington

Methods to Collect and Compare Data Across Geography
Regina Fisberg, PhD
University of São Paulo

Data Mining to Find Protective or Risky Dietary Patterns for Common Complex Diseases: Implications on Devising Dietary Guidelines
Wen-Harn Pan, PhD
Academia Sinica