Mauricio Adade, President of DSM's Human Nutrition and Health Division, Discusses Early Childhood Nutrition at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) last week at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City brought together many world leaders from government, business, science, philanthropy, and non-profit groups to discuss the major global challenges of health, energy and climate change, education, and poverty alleviation, with the goal of working together to develop and implement sustainable solutions.

Mauricio Adade, President of Human Nutrition and Health of DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., participated in CGI’s September 25th panel discussion ”Ensuring a Healthy Start: Maternal and Child Nutrition,” which examined the profound impact that maternal health has on the health and development of children, as well as their greater risk of chronic disease as adults as a result of childhood undernutrition.

As a major executive for the world’s leading supplier of nutritional ingredients for functional food, beverage, and dietary supplement manufacturers , Mr. Adade brought his vast nutritional, business, and marketing knowledge and experience to this working panel’s discussion, which detailed such lifesaving interventions as early and exclusive breastfeeding, micronutrient fortification of staple foods, and the development of nutrient-rich foods for infants and young children.

The panel discussion with Mr. Adade, moderated by Kathy Spahn, President and CEO of Helen Keller International, also featured such early childhood nutrition experts as Vinita Bali, Managing Director and CEO of Brittania Industries Limited and Utami Roesli, Director of the Indonesian Breastfeeding Center.

DSM Nutritional Products has an international network of technical service, production and distribution facilities and has a major sales and marketing presence in more than 100 countries. In addition to its vast ingredient portfolio, DSM provides unparalleled processing and manufacturing expertise in developing innovative formulations that provide optimum performance and health appeal.

For more information, contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ, 07054-1298. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website:

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