Paediatric nutrition research to combat childhood obesity: Focus on body composition assessment Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

The main goals of the course are to provide information on childhood obesity and its health effects, provide training on body composition assessment within a framework of quality control, and discuss how pediatric nutrition research can generate evidence for policy makers to implement effective interventions.

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand major public health issues related to childhood obesity
  • Understand the basic principles of body composition assessment and the importance of quality control
  • Understand the role of pediatric nutrition research in generating evidence for effective interventions

Participants

The course is designed for researchers and health professionals and will include individuals with an academic degree in medicine, nutrition, food science, biology or other relevant fields.

Pre-requisites

Minimum B.Sc. in medicine, nutrition, food science, biology or other relevant fields and a good knowledge of English.

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. KISR’s initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Since then, KISR’s role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait’s natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

KISR’s approach to meeting challenges is distinguished by a culture of openness, a commitment to our clients, and an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. KISR routinely embarks on strategic partnerships with other regional and international institutes, agencies, and academic bodies, allowing an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and over 100 laboratories, housed at 8 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. KISR conducts scientific research and performs technological consultations, often in partnership with other regional and international institutions, for governmental and industrial clients in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the rest of the world. These partnerships, driven by a philosophy of collaboration that runs deep within our culture, help build up our knowledge base, and facilitate the free flow of information, data, and expertise. This adds value to our clients’ business and ensures that the resources needed to confront the challenges They face are always available on demand.

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