274. Hunger Games: Tackling Food Crisis in a Postmodern World

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2017

Food security and access to health care should be available for all human beings.

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Food security and access to health care should be available for all human beings. Everyone should have the right to achieve the best possible outcome of the potential human capital he or she has been born with. Historically, the fight against hunger has been a flag raised by the international community.

Despite scaling up efforts, risk for hunger remains highly prevalent in many parts of the world. Why does hunger persist in some parts of the world and not others? What is behind the most recent food crises in the world and what can dietetic and nutrition professionals learn from the crises in Venezuela and Syria to reverse the hunger scale?

There is no simple explanation for the persistence of hunger in our postmodern world. The situation is complex. Climate change, natural disasters, armed conflicts and war and sudden economic changes are but a few examples of risks that can trigger unexpected shocks which affect the functioning of food systems.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 3020, 4070, 4120

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the global food crises and their current implications on the epidemiology of hunger around the world.
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned from recent acute and protracted crises around the world, with a focus on Venezuela and Syria.
  • Apply a rights-based approach to food and nutrition security.


  • Marianella Herrera, PhD, MD
  • Tatyana El-Kour, MS, RDN, FAND


  • Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RDN, LDN, FAND
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