Anna Lartey is the Director of Nutrition and Food Systems Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy (2013 to present). Prior to that, she was a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Ghana (1986-2013). She pursued her doctoral studies as a Fulbright Scholar, from the University of California, Davis, USA. She worked as a researcher in Sub-Saharan Africa for 27 years. Her research focussed on maternal and child nutrition. At FAO, she oversees the technical work on Food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition. Anna won the University of Ghana’s “Best Researcher Award for 2004”. She was the recipient of the Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award for 2014. Anna Lartey was the President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS, 2013-2017). Anna was recently awarded a Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, by McGill University in June 2018.