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Healthy growth and nutrition in children
Today more than ever, nutrition appears to be a testing ground where differences and inequalities between North and South of the world measure against each other, in particular with regards to childhood. In developed countries, if on the one hand obesity and overweight are dramatically increasing among young people, on the other adults has been affecting...
Published in 2010, by
The Food & Farming Transition: Toward a Post Carbon Food System
How can we continue feeding humanity in a future of declining resources and environmental crisis? This report explores the growing vulnerabilities of the current food system, and the steps needed to transition to a post-carbon food system.
Published in 2009, by
Cooking up a storm: Food, greenhouse gas emissions and our changing climate
This report sets out what we know about the food system’s contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Taking a life cycle perspective, it looks at how these emissions arise, both by life cycle stage (from plough to plate to bin) and by food type. It then explores the flip side of the coin: the global impact of a changing climate on how we grow,...
Published in 2008, by
SCN News No 32 - Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition: A Global Agenda
SCN News No 32 - Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition: A Global Agenda. This issue provides the outcomes of the 33rd Annual Session focusing on Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition. This is the first time the SCN addresses malnutrition in all its forms affecting both the developing and industrialized worlds. The objective was to develop clear...
Published in 2006, by
SCN News No 33 - Diet-related Chronic Diseases and the Double Burden of Malnutrition in West Africa
This issue of the SCN News features the papers presented at the Nutrition Forum meeting in Cape Verde. This is the results of a new collaborative arrangement between the SCN and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) of the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS). The Nutrition Forum of ECOWAS brings together the nutrition focal points of...
Published in 2006, by
Fifth Report on the World Nutrition Situation
The 5th Report continues the tradition of reporting on trends in nutrition throughout the life cycle and of challenging the nutrition community. But instead of asking the question: how is nutrition affected by global changes? the 5th Report asks the question more proactively: how can a nutrition perspective accelerate the attainment of a comprehensive set of...
Published in 2004, by
SCN News No 29 - Overweight and Obesity: A New Nutrition Emergency?
This issue of SCN News highlights the global challenge involved in effectively addressing the increasing public health problem of overweight and obesity. Our goal is to update readers and raise awareness of the issues related to overweight and obesity from a broad perspective and highlight recent global efforts and actions for their prevention and control.
Published in 2004, by
Food Policy Options: Preventing and Controlling Nutrition Related Non-Communicable Diseases
Although diet structure and activity throughout the developing world have shifted drastically over the past several decades, little is known about effective policies to influence the supply and demand for food to control the undesirable effects, such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, of those shifts.
Published in 2002, by
Identifying, evaluating, and treating overweight and obesity in adults
National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States of America recently cooperated on the production of a guide to identifying, evaluating, and treating overweight and obesity in adults. The guide is mainly intended for such health care practitioners as primary care physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, and nutritionists, to help them provide their...
Published in 2001, by
Fourth Report on the World Nutrition Situation Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle
The Fourth Report on the World Nutrition Situation is part of a series of ACC/SCN reports initiated in the mid-1980s on the nutritional status of populations in developing countries. While earlier reports have focused on regional trends in preschool undernutrition, this report is built around the theme nutrition throughout the life cycle. This change was...
Published in 2000, by
SCN News No 19 - Nutrition and Healthy Ageing
It is projected that in 20 years there will be twice as many older people in the world, and 70% will live in developing countries. A radical change in our perception is needed: older people are not "burdens" or "problems" needing charity, but rather carers of children, advisers, teachers, guardians of culture, and volunteers for numerous community projects....
Published in 1999, by
SCN News No 14 - Meeting the Nutrition Challenge
The focus of this issue of SCN News is on the nutrition challenge in the 21st century. New estimates of trends in malnutrition show some improvement worldwide, but at a substantially slower rate in the last few years than in the 1980s. This slowdown is cause for concern. It means that while the end of hunger and malnutrition had been coming into sight in the...
Published in 1997, by
SCN News No 13 - Behavioural Change and Nutrition Programmes; Poor Nutrition and Chronic Disease
This issue of SCN News features a report of discussions at the ACC/SCN symposium on behavioural change and nutrition programmes as well as a report of the proceedings of the ACC/SCN symposium on nutrition in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and obesity in developing countries.
Published in 1995, by
SCN News No 10 - Nutrition and Food Aid; Nutrition and Human Rights
Although the idea that adequate nutrition should be regarded as a fundamental human right appears in many different contexts in international law - these are not binding in practice. Another focus of this SCN News is on Nutrition Transition: Large shifts in dietary composition are taking place in some lower income countries with important implications for...
Published in 1993, by
Review of Trends, Policies and Programmes Affecting Nutrition and Health in Egypt (1970-1990)
The main objective of this report is to review the different policies, as well as programs affecting health and nutrition status of Egyptians over the period 1970−1990. The study will attempt to outline and examine Critically the major trends in the health and nutrition status of the Egyptians in the light of: − the Egyptian socio−economic setting; ...
Published in 1992, by
SCN News No 08 - Highlights of the World Nutrition Situation
This issue of SCN News summarizes analytical work in the last few years for the Reports on the World Nutrition Situation and elsewhere, on the possibility of using food prices in nutrition monitoring. A second focus is on the long-term effects of improved childhood nutrition.
Published in 1992, by