The Innovation Lab for Nutrition officially came to a close as of September 30, 2021
Previous NIL content is still accessible on this site!
The Innovation Lab for Nutrition in Jordan (JNIL) remains an active project
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.
Wednesday, June 7th , 2023 | 3:00-4:00 PM Jordan Time | 8:00-9:00 AM EST
In this webinar, we will discuss trends in maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational diet and implications for childhood health, describe translational studies elucidating metabolic pathways which may underpin these programming effects, review the impact of some nutritional intervention studies in pregnancy and current limitations, and finally, examine opportunities to address knowledge gaps.
Wednesday, March 15th , 2023 | 2:30-3:30 PM Jordan Time | 7:30-8:30 AM EST
In this webinar, discussed the current knowledge on how maternal obesity impacts children’s neurodevelopment and its developmental origin. We reviewed the epidemiological associations between maternal obesity and childhood neurodevelopmental disorders and their potential underlying mechanisms. In this webinar, we also discussed recent studies, including Tarui Laboratory, to investigate the impact of maternal obesity on fetal and neonatal brain development by utilizing advanced fetal and neonatal brain neuroimaging technologies.