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Mandana Arabi, M.D., Ph.D
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Mandana Arabi is a Medical Doctor with a PhD in Nutrition Sciences from Cornell University. She has worked for more than 15 years in public health nutrition, first as a nutrition technical adviser with the Ministry of Health and the World Bank in Iran, and later as a child nutrition adviser with UNICEF Headquarters in New York. She is an expert in international nutrition and has facilitated nutrition programming in more than 15 countries dealing with the double burden of over- and under-nutrition. She has been a co-author on various global guidance documents including the UNICEF Infant and Young Child Programming Guide and the WHO Indicators for Infant and Young Child Feeding.

As the Founding Executive Director of The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences, she is leading a global initiative to develop a research agenda for nutrition science, build partnerships across sectors to stimulate scientific research, and advance implementation of the research outcomes towards better policy and program development.

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Why Science? Why Now?

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 1:05 PM

A reporter's question sparks a reflection on whether nutrition science has a role in policy discussions and decisions, such as those that took place at UNGA week in New York City.

A reporter asked me an interesting question recently: "Were you aware that it was the United...

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Prebiotics and Probiotics: The Importance of Gut Health

(13) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 3:38 PM

You have about 10 trillion human cells in your body and around 100 trillion microbial cells (meaning microbes, otherwise known as bugs).

Doesn't that bug you? (Pun intended.)

Of course, not all bugs are made equal. In fact, some microbes are essential to the proper...

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