Launch of the Self-learning Virtual Course on REPLACE Trans Fat

Launch of the Self-learning Virtual Course on REPLACE Trans Fat
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We kindly invite you to participate in the launch of the self-learning virtual course REPLACE Trans Fat: An Action Package to Eliminate Industrially Produced Trans-Fatty Acidson Monday, 6 December 2021, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST).

 

Background

 

The REPLACE package serves as a roadmap for countries to implement actions to eliminate IP-TFA by 2023 and outlines six strategic action areas (REview, Promote, Legislate, Assess, Create, Enforce) to support the prompt, complete, and sustained elimination of IP-TFA from the food supply.

To advance on the regional nutrition agenda and country capacity building on the strategies of eliminating IP-TFA from the food supply under the PAHO Plan of Action for the Elimination of Industrially Produced Trans-fatty Acids 2020-2025, PAHO has developed a multi-module course on the REPLACE package for the elimination of IP-TFAs, which is hosted by PAHO’s Virtual Campus for Public Health. In this course, participants will learn how to apply the REPLACE modules to identify and create strategic plans for the elimination of IP-TFAs in the food supply, supporting the PAHO Plan of Action.

This course is intended for Member States’ government officials, including policy-makers, food control or safety authorities involved in the design, monitoring, and evaluation relating to nutrition or food safety policies; as well as subnational government bodies that advocate for, and enforce, these policies. Other audiences include civil society organizations, academic and research institutions, nutrition scientists and laboratories, public health professionals and food systems operators.

To this end, this webinar is to launch and disseminate the self-learning virtual course on the REPLACE Trans Fat: An Action Package to Eliminate Industrially Produced Trans-Fatty Acids. We hope this is a space for discussion on the importance of the course and its contents and renew our commitment to improving the health of the Region.

 

access course

How to participate

 

 The session will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese with simultaneous translation.

 

Live streaming

 

 

Agenda

 

  • 10:00 – 10:20 A.M. Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Mr. Leendert Nederveen, Acting Unit Chief of the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health – PAHO
    • Dr. Tom Frieden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolve to Save Lives.
    • Dr. Chizuru Nishida, Unit Head of the Cross-Cutting Unit on Safe, Healthy and Sustainable Diets of the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO
  • 10:20 – 10:35 A.M. Course introduction and content
    • Dr. Fabio da Silva Gomes, Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity – PAHO/WHO
  • 10:35 – 10:55 A.M. Course design and implementation onto the Virtual Campus
    • Course design
      • Dr. Carla G. Spinillo, Information Design Researcher, The Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
      • Carlos Felipe Urquizar Rojas, Information Design Researcher, The Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
    • Implementation onto the Virtual Campus and how to register
      • Edgardo De Gracia Tejada - Specialist, Virtual Collaboration and e-Learning, Virtual Campus for Public Health, PAHO/WHO
  • 10:55 – 11:35 A.M. Country experience: 
    • Canada
      • Chantal Martineau, Manager, Regulatory projects for Nutrition regulations and standards division, Health Canada
      • Isabelle Demonty, Research Scientist, Dietary Lipids and Health in Nutrition and research division, Health Canada
    • Guyana
      • -Dr. Marlan Cole, Head, Food and Drug Department, Ministry of Health Guyana
    • Peru
      • Beatriz Quispe Quille, Dirección de Promoción de la Salud de la DGIESP
      • Néstor Rejas Tataje, Dirección de Promoción de la Salud de la DGIESP
  • 11:35 – 11:55 A.M. Q&A
    • Moderated by Dr. Fabio da Silva Gomes, Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity – PAHO/WHO
  • 11:55 – 12:00 P.M. Closing Remarks
    • Dr. Anselm Hennis, Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH), PAHO
    • Dr. Fabio da Silva Gomes, Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity – PAHO/WHO

 

Time correspondence 

 

  • 7:00 am. Los Angeles
  • 9:00 am. –  Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, Mexico City, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 10:00 am – Bogota, Panama City, Havana, Lima, Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Quito, Washington DC
  • 11:00 am. –  Bridgetown, Castries, Georgetown, Kingston, Port of Spain, San Juan
  • 12:00 pm. – Asunción, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Paramaribo, Santiago
  •  4:00 pm. – Geneva, Madrid

For other cities, check the time in the following link

 


 

Links of interests 

 

 

Factsheet

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Plan of Action for the Elimination of Industrially Produced Trans-Fatty Acids 2020-2025 (PAHO)

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For more, visit: Trans-fatty Acids