On Friday, December 2, 2016, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, to participate in the Simposio Internacional Sistemas Alimentarios Sostenibles en favor de unas Dietas Saludables y de la Mejora de la Nutrición (International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition).
Issues discussed during the meeting focused on:
“…policies and program options for shaping the food systems in ways that deliver foods for a healthy diet, focusing on concrete country experiences and challenges.
The target audience includes government officials with policy-making and program-design mandates from Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and other relevant sectors, as well as parliamentarians and non-state actors from civil society, private sector and research/academic institutions.
The symposium takes a systems approach and will concentrate on three main sub-themes: the supply side policies and measures for increasing access to healthy diets, demand side policies and measures for increasing access and empowering consumers to choose healthy diets and measures to strengthen accountability, resilience, and equity within the food system.”