Fabio Gomes is a nutritionist, with a MSc in Population Studies and Social Research, and a PhD in Public Health. As a Ministry of Health Officer in Brazil, he worked developing strategies to promote healthy eating practices among the Brazilian population and protecting public policies from opposing interests. As a visiting scholar at the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health of New York University he investigated corporations and related organizations’ products, practices and policies and their interference and impact over public health and nutrition policies and food systems. He presides the World Public Health Organization and has been supporting coalitions and alliances in the public interest aimed at promoting food and nutrition security, and regulating food marketing, and conflicts of interest in public health nutrition worldwide. Fabio Gomes currently works as the Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity for the Americas at the Pan-American Health Organization/ World Health Organization supporting countries to design and implement food and nutrition public policies as well as to protect such policies from opposing interests.
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