CRN-I Invites Government, Academic, and Industry Stakeholders to Science-based Policy Symposium in Conjunction with Codex Meeting 

FEBRUARY 2, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC—The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International (CRN-I), the international arm of the U.S.-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), will hold an in-person symposium on March 5 in in Düsseldorf, Germany, prior to the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) meeting.

Registration for the CRN-I 2023 symposium, which includes lunch and a reception is complimentary for all Codex official country delegates, regulatory officials, academics, and CRN members. Registration is $99 for non-CRN members and industry NGO delegates.

The CRN-I symposium’s theme this year is “Advancing nutrition science to meet evolving global health needs.” The symposium will again bring together presenters and stakeholders from international delegations for face-to-face engagement after two years of virtual webinar series

Session topics include:

  • Populations in crisis: A global overview of health challenges and policy efforts
  • Between nutrient deficiency and chronic disease: How nutrition has evolved
  • Adapting nutrition intervention studies to demonstrate health impact

Dr. Lynnette Neufeld, director of the Food and Nutrition Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will start the day’s sessions discussing evolving evidence of nutrition and the role of healthy diet, addressing issues from nutrient deficiencies to chronic disease. 

The symposium agenda will continue with experts presenting on how the role of nutrition has evolved from focusing exclusively on the extremes of overt nutrient deficiency and chronic disease prevention, to equipping bodies with the ability to cope with physiologic, metabolic and psychological stress—and optimal nutrition as a public health goal. Attendees will hear about real-world examples of study designs and outcome measures that may be used to demonstrate the impact of interventions on healthspan.

The day will conclude with a panel discussion addressing the ongoing challenges of achieving consensus or acceptance of the various definitions and interventions for demonstrating health promoting effects, and how these can inform new government policies aimed at health promotion.

“CRN-I symposia and their resulting publications are highly regarded in the global scientific and regulatory communities,” said CRN Senior Vice President, International & Regulatory Affairs, Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., “We look forward to meeting again in-person to present important developments in nutrition science to Codex delegates that will help shape public policy around the globe.”

Reports from past CRN-I symposia and webinar series are published in the European Journal of Nutrition (2011–2021) and in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (2010), with translations in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, available on the CRN-I website:

CRN-I is an international program of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry in the USA. CRN-I’s mission is to provide science-based information to regulators, health care professionals and the media, particularly those outside the United States, supporting the safety and benefit of dietary ingredients and dietary/food supplements, and to promote sound nutrition and food safety policies well-grounded in science

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing more than 200 dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements and LinkedIn.