U.S. Government Releases Food Aid Report to Improve Nutrition

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 25, 2011
USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. - USAID will launch a new report on food aid quality that will improve the nutritional quality of food assistance to better meet the nutritional needs of vulnerable populations overseas. The recommendations could result in the most far-reaching nutritional quality improvements to U.S. food aid since the introduction of fortified blended foods in 1966.

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID will give opening remarks. Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID, as well as representatives from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and USAID's Office of Food for Peace will participate.

WHO: Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator 
Julie Howard, Deputy Coordinator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID 
Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
Patrick Webb, Dean of Academic Affairs, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University 
Dina Esposito, Director, Office of Food for Peace, USAID 
Stephen Moody, Senior Advisor for Food Technology, Office of Food for Peace, USAID

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building
The Center for Association Leadership Marriott Learning Complex
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Lower Level, Learning Forum Room B 
Washington, D.C. 20004

 *Please allow time for security check. Photo ID is required. (Federal Triangle Metro Station)

To RSVP and schedule USAID interviews, please contact Natasha Jackson at njackson@usaid.gov or (202) 712-1647.

For more information about the study, please visit: www.foodaidquality.org.

For more information about USAID, please visit www.usaid.gov.

Last updated: May 21, 2012

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