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Professor Anna Lartey

Anna Lartey is an adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the University of Ghana and a former Director of Nutrition at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2013 – 2020) where she led FAO’s work on Food Systems for Nutrition. She worked as a nutrition researcher in Sub-Saharan Africa for over 27 years. Her research focussed on maternal and child nutrition. She is a recipient of the Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award for (2014).

Anna Lartey was the President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS, 2013-2017). Anna was awarded a Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, by McGill University in June 2018. In December 2022, Anna Lartey received the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to nutrition of regional and global significance working in a developing country.

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