July 23, 2018
At the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) presented a multi-stakeholder panel discussion on May 22, 2018 entitled “Nutrition education and IDF action to tackle obesity and prevent diabetes.” The panel discussion focused on how quality nutrition education can be part of the solution to overcome the global health challenges posed by diabetes and obesity. Participants included nutrition experts, government representatives and people living with diabetes. During this event, IDF also presented a new educational guide on nutrition and diabetes, part of Kids & Diabetes in Schools (KiDS), a project aiming to foster a safe and supportive environment in schools, create a better understanding of diabetes and support children with this condition. Dr Ophra Rebiere, Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi, who presented IDF’s KiDs programme during the event, discussed the success of the initiative, which has been used in 175 schools globally, educating 60,000 children and 8,000 teachers and school staff.