Webinar: The FIGO Pregnancy Obesity and Nutrition Initiative (PONI)

Recorded: 8th September 2020

Language: English

The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Pregnancy Obesity and Nutrition Initiative (PONI) was launched in 2019. The PONI is a further step in the work of the FIGO Pregnancy and Non-communicable Disease Committee (PNCDC) to highlight the importance of nutrition and weight for women globally.

This webinar introduces PONI and provides good clinical practice recommendations for obstetricians and gynaecologists on the topics of preconception health and obesity management. The webinar also highlights a clinical practice tool developed in 2015 by members of the FIGO Adolescent, Preconception and Maternal Nutrition called the FIGO Nutrition Checklist.


Professor Mark Hanson, UK


Dr Faysal El Kak, FIGO Vice President, Lebanon

Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe, Ireland – The FIGO Pregnancy Obesity and Nutrition Initiative & The FIGO Guidelines for the Management of Obesity Prepregnancy, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Dr Chandni Maria Jacob, UK – Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases by Interventions in the Preconception Period

Ms Sarah Louise Killeen, Ireland – The FIGO Nutrition Checklist as a Tool to Help you Address Nutrition and Weight in your Practice

Professor Moshe Hod, Israel – Panel Discussion on the PONI

Dr Ivonne Diaz Yamal, Colombia – Panel Discussion on the PONI