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Sunday Gathering: Dr. David Yang, Food and Nutrition

08/20/2017 11:00 AM

@ Kansas City Oasis
1712 Main St
Kansas CityMO 

Sunday Gathering: Dr. David Yang, Food and Nutrition

Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Child care is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Dr. David Yang, Food and nutrition for community health and wealth: Providing sustainable solutions through core values of empowerment, commercial scalability, and replication.
Community Moment: Mandy McKinney
Musical Guest: Summer Osborne
Kids and teens: Maps

Globally more than 2 billion people are chronically suffering from micronutrient malnutrition (also called Hidden Hunger). Children and women of childbearing age in food-insecure countries are deficient in multiple micronutrients, particularly iron, vitamin A, iodine, calcium, zinc and energy-protein. It is estimated by the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG) that 53% of deaths to people under 5 years of age are caused by malnutrition (WHO, World Health Report, 2005). Addressing malnutrition has both moral and economic implications. Research shows that addressing malnutrition in a sustainable manner has a significant positive impact on health indicators, which translates to productivity and impact on per capita GDP growth of communities.

About the speaker:
Dr. Yang has over 30 years of global food and nutrition science expertise in the development and commercialization of food and nutrition products. He was president and COO of NutriJoy Inc., which was acquired by The Cola-Cola Company in 2008 and originally partnered with the National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization and Kansas State University. He is also a former Procter & Gamble executive with 16-plus years of experience in the Global Food & Beverage Business Unit. He holds eight patents and six pending patent applications. Dr. Yang holds a Ph.D. in food science and nutrition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in chemistry from Purdue University.

*By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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