SNFS organises international scientific conferences on current topics in nutrition and food science that bring together scientists from both disciplines with experts from adjoining fields.

Past conference co-organised by SNFS:

4th Congress Hidden Hunger

Hidden hunger and the transformation of food systems: How to combat the double burden of malnutrition?

From February 27 to March 1, 2019, the 4th Congress Hidden Hunger took place at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The topic of hidden hunger with reference to the worldwide problem of overweight as well as the global nutritional situation were discussed from the perspectives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, politicians, economists, nutritionists and agricultural scientists. Various disciplines and scientists from high- and low-income countries from allover the world were brought together to focus on the links and gaps between science and reality in all parts of the world. The biennial global meeting of members belonging to the scientific community, representatives from politics, government and the media as well as members of civil society organizations, advocacy groups and private and public sector bodies, was organized by the University of Hohenheim  together with SNFS.

Three young researchers  were awarded the SNFS Best Poster Prize. Two of the awardees received their award certificate from SNFS President Prof. Frank during the congress (see photo below). 

SNFS enjoyed being able to offer its members a complete registration fee waiver for the participation in the congress (see here for further membership benefits).

Photo curteousy of SEZ / Stefan Steinbach

Date: February 27 - March 1, 2019
Venue: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Report on the 4th Congress Hidden Hunger 2019  

Press release of the University of Hohenheim announcing the press conference (in German) 

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Congress program

Past conference co-organised by SNFS:

3rd Congress Hidden Hunger

Post-2015 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals: Where are we now? Strategies to improve nutrition quality and combat hidden hunger 

Organised by the Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition and the  Food Security Center of the University of Hohenheim together with SNFS.


Date: March 20-22, 2017
Venue: Stuttgart, Germany

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Joint congress of the SFRR-E and SNFS


Date: September 2-4, 2015
Venue: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

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Past conference co-organised by SNFS:

2nd Congress Hidden Hunger

Hidden Hunger, Childhood Development and Long-term Prospects for Society and Economy

Date: March 3-6, 2015
Venue: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

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