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Concerns about Food and Nutrition
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Learning to Teach: Mellon Summer Seminar 2007
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Physician Lectures on the Global Epidemic of Obesity
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JTP Equips Journalists with Survival and Management Skills
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AUB Spring Concert Enthralls Audience with Early Italian Music
AUB Music Club Sells Out
November 2007 Vol. 9 No. 2

Concerns about Food and Nutrition

The Nutrition and Food Science Department at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has been designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Research, Training, and Outreach in food and nutrition. The designation is testimony of recognition for the department's continuing contributions to concerns in that field.

The designation by WHO is given to an institution for the following attributes:

scientific and technical standing at the national and international levels, with particular reference to its recent record of achievement and ongoing activities;

the quality of the institution's scientific and technical leadership;

the working relationship that the institution has developed with other institutions in the country, as well as at the intercountry, regional, and global levels; and

the ability and readiness of the institution to provide services over a sufficient period of time and not only for a single, limited task.

The new WHO Collaborating Center will address issues related to the health and well-being of the people of Lebanon by addressing important nutritional problems in the community. Through its integrated structure in research, teaching, resources, and outreach, the center will serve in achieving the University's goals and those of WHO. It will assist in the collection and dissemination of information on health, illness, and risk factors and will enhance the abilities of the University to better serve the country in the areas of food and nutrition.