Nutrition International celebrates 30 years of Canadian leadership in global nutrition
Nutrition International’s 30th anniversary was capped with a reception on Parliament Hill recognizing decades of Canada’s work to improve nutrition for people around the world
Posted on November 1, 2022
On October 25th, members of the Canadian government and Global Affairs Canada, partners, development community leaders, Nutrition International board members and staff came together to celebrate Nutrition International’s 30th anniversary. This special event was an opportunity to highlight and celebrate Canada’s historical leadership in global nutrition, through Nutrition International, and to call for the country to use this leadership to continue to advance nutrition even further in the current challenging context.
The reception was hosted by Member of Parliament Arielle Kayabaga (London West), who earlier in the day stood up in the House of Commons to wish Nutrition International a happy birthday and reaffirm the importance of good nutrition to ensure those living in vulnerable situations can survive and thrive.
Today, @NutritionIntl celebrates their 30th anniversary. As our world manages ongoing food insecurity, their work has never been more important. Tonight we celebrated their achievements and hard work with their leadership and parliamentarians. Happy Anniversary @NutritionIntl! https://t.co/yxa5knZwbU
— Arielle Kayabaga (@KayabagaArielle) October 25, 2022
The more than 100 attendees heard from Chris MacLennan, Deputy Minister at Global Affairs Canada, and Joel Spicer, President and CEO of Nutrition International. His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and Nutrition International board member delivered the keynote address, highlighting the important role that Canada has played – and must continue to play – in improving health and nutrition in Africa and around the world.