RMTC: Featured Speaker, Dr. María Fernanda Elias

March 22, 2024

Rice is a delicious food, consumed in many low-income countries where nutritional insecurity is known to be high. Thus, guaranteeing a sustainable production of nutrient-dense rice kernels is seen as a pivotal solution that will contribute to ensuring food and nutrition security for a global growing population. This session will present a new landscape of dietary intake in 8 Latin American countries, discuss the established and emerging nutritional deficiencies in the region, and highlight the advancements in cost-effective nutritional solutions within the rice industry.

About the SpeakerMaría Fernanda, a Brazilian Nutritionist, holds a master's degree in public health and a PhD in Nutrition Science from the University of Sao Paulo. She mentors the Sustentarea project at the same university and is a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Brazilian Food and Nutrition Society. María works as the Lead Scientist and Sustainability Champion at DSM Health, Nutrition & Care in Latin America. With over 20 years of experience in the nutrition and health market, she also has certifications in Marketing, Lifestyle Medicine, and Business Improvement through a Culture of health.

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