Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit
USAID Office of Food for Peace-funded Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Project led by faculty at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and its partners will convene a 'Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit' in Washington, DC on June 27-28, 2018.
The Evidence Summit will serve as a forum to synthesize the current state of research on food assistance for nutrition, facilitate dialogue on key policy and program-relevant findings, and identify priority domains for future studies. Researchers, policy makers, implementing partners, donors, and industry members will come together to share and discuss their work. Through a series of presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and working sessions, the Summit will review the current state of evidence and aim to provide evidence-based recommendations to the food assistance community.
Topics to be discussed include determinants of cost-effectivenss, effective program and policy design, guidance for measuring and evaluating cost-effectiveness, food contaminants, metrics of food aid effectiveness, and recommendations for optimizing the supply chain. Innovations in areas such as ingredients, formulation, processing, and packaging will be examined as well. Special sessions for posters, displays, and tools will be covened.