Cristina Álvarez, MSc

Nutrition Consultant

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Cristina Ávarez is a Nutrition Consultant with the Statistics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Prior to working with the ESS division, Cristina worked for over four years with the Nutrition and Food Systems Division at FAO on multiple nutrition education projects including professional training in nutrition education, school nutrition education, and food-based dietary guidelines.  Cristina has a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) and earned a MSc in International Nutrition and Public Health from Wageningen University (The Netherlands). She is currently working towards her PhD in Behavioral Nutrition at Teachers College Columbia University.  Her work with the INDDEX project will focus on the improvement of the use of household consumption and expenditure surveys (HCES) through the development of nutrition indicators in the free, stand-alone software ADePT-Food Security Module (ADePT-FSM), which was jointly developed by the World Bank and FAO for the analysis of food consumption data from household surveys.