IADSA releases resource on immunity and resilience

Published: 27-Oct-2021

The latest Mind the Gap story addresses the role nutrition can play in maintaining immunity

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has released its latest Mind the Gap resource, focusing on the importance of immune health in promoting resilience.

Resilience is currently one of the world’s most talked-about social concerns, the organisation says. The WHO has said it has “a very prominent role in essentially all of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

The Mind the Gap story is entitled: ‘Fighting Fit: Building Resilience Through Nutrition’ and is available to view at iadsa.org/mind-the-gap/english/resilience#intro.

It explores how supporting immune health through nutrition is central to resilience. It also highlights how two billion people worldwide reportedly do not consume adequate nutrients, making it harder for them to maintain a functional immune system and resilience.

Simon Pettman, IADSA Executive Director, said: “With inadequate nutrient intakes so widespread, we need to find ways to help people maintain normal immune health and achieve greater resilience. Better nutrition education is key. Acting now could transform the lives of millions of people.”

Mind the Gap is an information resource created by IADSA, designed to facilitate "the sharing of positive stories about the benefits that nutrition offers to consumers all over the world and society at large". It also seeks to fill gaps in scientific knowledge while promoting real-life examples of successful national nutrition programmes.

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