The Innovation Lab for Nutrition in Jordan builds academic capacity
To support research on optimal health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under the age of two.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition in Jordan (JNIL) aims to generate evidence on the impact of USAID Jordan’s Community Health and Nutrition activity and build academic capacity to support research on optimal health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under two in Jordan. This will be achieved through successful implementation of two key objectives:
- Objective 1: includes a rigorous research agenda, including an impact evaluation of the impact of USAID Jordan’s Community Health and Nutrition (CHN) activity, and,
- Objective 2: aims at building individual and institutional capacity in Jordan to conduct and interpret research and train future nutritionists in the realm of maternal and infant young child nutrition.
Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Fellowship Program
The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab is pleased to announce that the Call for Applications is now open for our 2024 Fellowships Program. 12-month Fellowships will be awarded to four emerging Jordanian scholars in the maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) field.
Thursday, March 7th , 2024 | 5:00-6:00 PM Jordan Time | 9:00-10:00 AM EST
In this webinar, we will discuss the state-of-the-science on associations of human milk carbohydrates with infant brain development and cognitive function in the first 24 months of life. Specifically, we will discuss reported influences of simple carbohydrates (fructose) and complex carbohydrates (oligosaccharides) on structural brain development in human milk-fed infants.
Second JNIL Scientific Symposium: POSTPONED
After much consideration, given the current situation in Gaza, the Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab has decided to postpone its Second Scientific Symposium set to take place from February 27-29th, 2024 in Amman, Jordan.
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Tuesday, September 19th , 2023 | 5:00-6:00 PM Jordan Time | 10:00-11:00 AM EST
In this webinar, we discussed obesity trends in mothers and their newborns, excessive gestational weight gain and effects on fetal growth. We briefly addressed the lifestyle in pregnancy trials and the effects of inadequate gestational weight gain on fetal growth. Lastly, proposed a hypothesis as to how we may be able to move forward to address this issue.
Wednesday, June 7th , 2023 | 3:00-4:00 PM Jordan Time | 8:00-9:00 AM EST
In this webinar, we discussed trends in maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational diet and implications for childhood health, described translational studies elucidating metabolic pathways which may underpin these programming effects, reviewed the impact of some nutritional intervention studies in pregnancy and current limitations, and finally, examined opportunities to address knowledge gaps.