New NutriSSAN units are launched at UFPE and UNESP

The Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) and the State University of São Paulo Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) will launch, at 10am next Monday (24th), two new units of the Digital Platform for Education, Research and Extension in Sovereignty, Food and Nutritional Security (NutriSSAN). The initiative integrates the collaboration network among professionals of the area through Special Interest Groups (SIG), an activity coordinated by the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP).

In the Pernambuco institution, the network will be installed in the Center for Science and Technology in Sovereignty and Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition of the Northeast, located in the University City of UFPE, in Recife. Fian International senior advisor – Organization for Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition, Flavio Valente, will give a presentation on the need for research to overcome the weaknesses that prevent the guarantee of adequate food.

The professor and coordinator of the UFPE research centre, Pedro Cabral, believes that the launch of the network will strengthen the research being developed by the university, and will contribute to disseminate information about good eating habits. "With NutriSSAN, we will be able to deepen areas of study in important areas of knowledge, such as obesity. We will focus on sovereignty and the right to food to improve the scenario not only in Pernambuco, but throughout the Northeast region", he projects.

At the same time, the Institute of Biosciences of State University of São Paulo Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), in the city of Botucatu, will also launch its unit of NutriSSAN. "Expanding the network within the university will strengthen communication across the campus. We already have a unit in Santos, at Unifesp, and now we will be connected to UFPE, developing research and contributing to society's access to adequate food", explains the coordinator of the Center for Science, Technology and Innovation for Sovereignty and Food and Nutrition Security (InterSSAN/Unesp), Maria Rita de Oliveira.

UNESP will broadcast the joint launching online on the Rede Sans Youtube channel.

NutriSSAN Units Launching

Date: September 24, 2018

Time: 10 a.m.

Recife (PE)

Center for Science and Technology in Sovereignty and Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition of the Northeast, located in the University City of UFPE, in Recife.

Botucatu (SP)

Institute of Biosciences of State University of São Paulo Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP).