Laurence Rycken is a Technical Manager at the International Dairy Federation, Brussels, Belgium where she provides scientific, technical and strategic direction in an international setting. A nutritionist and registered dietician from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, she has proven experience in facilitating the collaborative work of global nutrition experts and intergovernmental organizations. She ensures the objectives of the different working groups are met and fit into the overall policy of the Federation. In 2008-2009 she engaged in a humanitarian project in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the “Evaluation and prevention of iodine deficiency in Kapalowe, Lubumbashi, RDC”. As the only nutritionist in a multidisciplinary environment, she bridged the diverse disciplines and translated the scientific information into practical guidance on more nutritional local eating habits.