Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) researcher Professor George Patton will present at a global webinar on how to achieve better nutrition for adolescents.  

Co-hosted by MCRI, The Lancet and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the 'Nourishing our Future' series will outline the role of nutrition in adolescent growth, what drives food choices and explore the evidence on what works in policy and programming.  

Professor Patton, International Food Policy Research Institute Dr Purnima Menon, and University of the Witwatersrand Professor Shane Norris will be among the panel members discussing the key findings and recommendations to achieve better nutrition for this generation.  

Recommendations will focus on the commitments needed from national governments, across sectors and agencies and the role that young people might play in galvanising action.  

The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A from the audience. 

"Adolescence brings phenomenal growth, transforming every physiological system," Professor Patton said. "For this reason, adolescent growth and nutrition carry implications for health across the life-course and into the next generation. 

"Yet long-standing problems of micronutrient deficiencies and food insecurity persist as new problems related to overweight and obesity accelerate. Despite these trends, adolescent growth and nutrition remain overlooked in policy and investment." 

Nourishing our future: launch of the Lancet series on adolescent growth and nutrition 

November 30, 2021, 9-10.30pm AEDT