Ricardo Uauy PHOTOProf. Ricardo Uauy is a renowned Chilean professor of nutrition and pediatrics at INTA (Institute of Nutrition University of Chile) and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has served as President of the Chilean Nutrition Society, and is former President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences IUNS. He has participated as an expert in various WHO/FAO Expert Consultations, and chaired the WHO/FAO consultation on Diet Nutrition and Physical Activity Prevention of Chronic Diseases (TRS 916). Prof. Uauy has served on the board and task forces of various health and nutrition organisations and has contributed to over 400 peer-reviewed scientific publications on various aspects of human nutritional needs in health and disease, and has co-edited five books. His present research interests include: obesity and other nutrition related NCDs, international health and nutrition.

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