Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana
Anna Lartey is an Associate Professor and former Head of Department, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana. Dr. Lartey attended University of California, Davis as a Fulbright student and received her Ph.D. in nutrition. She received her B.Sc. from the University of Ottawa, Canada, completed a dietetic internship at Kingston General Hospital, Canada and received her M.Sc. from the University of Guelph, Canada. Her research focuses on maternal child nutrition. She was Co-Principal Investigator for the WHO Multicenter Growth Reference Study, Ghana site. Dr Lartey won the University of Ghana’s “Best Researcher Award for 2004”. She has served on several WHO Expert consultations on child nutrition. Dr Lartey currently leads the Ghana delegation to the Codex Committee on Nutrition for Special Dietary uses (CCNFSDU), where Ghana chairs the electronic working group to revise the Codex Guidelines on Formulated Supplementary Foods for Older Infants and Young Children. She serves on several international Boards and Committees including MRC International Nutrition Group’s Scientific Advisory Committee; Council of the African Nutrition Society; Food and Nutrition Bulletin Editorial Board; Bioversity International Scientific Advisory Council; HarvestPlus Program Advisory Committee. She serves as a co-facilitator for the task force on coordination of civil society for the Scaling Up Nutrition. She is a graduate of the African Nutrition Leadership Program. She was the Chairperson of the Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference from 2006 to 2009 and currently she is the President-elect of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS, 2009-2013).