Francisco Lagrutta Silvestri obtained his medical degree at the University of Panama School of Medicine, and subsequently completed postdoctoral specialization in Paediatrics at the Hospital del Niño, Panama and a Master degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Chile. Francisco Lagrutta Silvestri is a Professor of Paediatrics and Nutrition at the University of Panama School of Medicine since november, 1990 and Chairman of Paediatrics since 2003. Currently is the Director of Teaching in the Hospital del Niño, Panamá and member of the Panamenian Society of Paediatrics. He has published more than 40 articles in foreign and local scientific journals and is a international and national speaker of topics on nutrition. He has provided advice to the nutrition department of the Ministry of Health of Panama.