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.
Call for Abstracts: Second JNIL Scientific Symposium
The Jordan Nutrition Innovation Lab invites the submission of abstracts for the Second Scientific Symposium, "Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Approaches to Support Women, Infants, and Children" on February 27-29, 2024.
The symposium program will include invited oral and poster sessions for which we are currently soliciting abstracts, as well as other sessions such as keynote speeches and research and policy panels, organized in collaboration with partner and co-hosting organizations. While the symposium is focused on research done in Jordan, we welcome abstracts from research done in the MENA region. Submit your abstract today!
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.