Fish Talk: Nutrition Day Special with focus on COVID-19

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Mark your calendar for this upcoming Thursday, 28 May 20203:00 PM – 4:00 PM (UTC+8), as we observe World Nutrition Day under the novel coronavirus circumstances. Click here to convert to your timezone. 

The COVID-19 crisis unfolds a rising tension on food security and malnutrition in many countries. WorldFish nutrition experts and partners will be discussing how COVID-19 has been affecting global nutrition, particularly food supply chains and production in developing countries tackling food security and malnutrition. 

What are the benefits of diverse, nutritious diets, including aquatic foods, during the COVID-19 pandemic? How do we prepare for a nutrition intervention during and after the COVID-19 crisis? These questions and many more will be answered during this Fish Talk facilitated by WorldFish’s Value Chain and Nutrition Research Program Lead, Shakuntala H. Thilsted

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the discussion on MS Teams by clicking the link here. 


    1. How is COVID-19 impacting global food security and nutrition? The importance of good nutrition for healthy people and to boost the immune system. Kendra Byrd, Nutrition Scientist, WorldFish. (10 min) 
    2. African diets and fish consumption during COVID-19, examples from Zambia (regional). Pamela Marinda, Lecturer, University of Zambia. (10 min) 
    3. Fish in COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh: promotion in nutritious diets and food rations. Shaima Arzuman Shahin, Nutrition Specialist, WorldFish. (10 min) 
    4. Why is it essential to address malnutrition in all its forms in this COVID-19 crisis and how can we contribute? Marian Kjellevold, Head of Research at the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway. (10 min)
    5. Q&A and discussion (30 min)

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    Looking forward to your participation. 

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