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Course - Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

17/07/2017 - 17- 21 July 2017 / Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK This five-day course will lead participants through cutting edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally.  Using an [...]

FAO commits to the Nutrition Decade

20/06/2017 - In line with its organizational mandate to “rais[e] levels of nutrition”, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) commits to the Nutrition Decade as a means to [...]

14th International Postgraduate Course on the Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition

15/06/2017 - 1-6 October 2017 / Wageningen, The Netherlands Deadline for registration: 15 June 2017   Background Compilations of data on the nutritional composition of foods are essential tools for [...]

Webinar - Multisectoral Mapping of Nutrition | La Cartographie Multisectorielle des Actions de Nutrition

15/06/2017 - Wednesday, 21 June at 15:00 (English webinar) and 17:00 (French webinar) Rome time. Data on the implementation of nutrition actions across all sectors and stakeholders is often spotty, [...]

SISN Webinar: An Integrative Framework for implementation Science in Nutrition

07/06/2017 - Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 | 11am - 12pm EST Host: Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) Speaker: Dr. David Pelletier, SISN [...]

Policy Guidance Series - Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results

01/06/2017 -   Achieving the food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture goals by 2030 requires a coordinated set of actions on a number of fronts: coherent policies and programmes, an increase of [...]

Ecuador becomes the second country to commit to the Nutrition Decade

25/05/2017 - 25 May 2017 With the long-term aim of improving the health and well-being of all Ecuadorians, Ecuador’s Vice-Minister of Health Dr. Fernando Cornejo announced the adoption of five SMART [...]

Brazil is the first to make SMART commitments to the Nutrition Decade

22/05/2017 - 22 May 2017 Through an announcement made by Ricardo Barros, Minister of Health of Brazil, Brazil became the first country to make commitments as part of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition [...]

WHO Ambition and action in nutrition 2016-2025

17/05/2017 - WHO Ambition and action in nutrition 2016-2025 aims to define the unique value of WHO for advancing nutrition and to focus the Organization on what it does best. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable [...]

Improving nutrition through enhanced food environments - Policy Brief No. 7

10/05/2017 - Today’s food systems are failing to drive improvements in nutrition. More than two billion people suffer from a serious lack of vitamins and minerals, and over 200 million children are stunted [...]

Joint child malnutrition estimates - Levels and trends (2017 edition)

01/05/2017 - UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank Group The inter-agency team released new joint estimates for child stunting, overweight, underweight, wasting and severe wasting (May 2017 edition) using the same [...]

Apply now: Food Sustainability Media Award

24/04/2017 - Application deadline: 31 May 2017 Media and effective communication have the power to engage people, induce behavioural change and make all of us contribute to the creation of a more equitable and [...]

Overcoming Dietary Assessment Challenges in Low-Income Countries: Technological Solutions Proposed by the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project

10/04/2017 - An increasing number of low-income countries (LICs) exhibit high rates of malnutrition coincident with rising rates of overweight and obesity. Individual-level dietary data are needed to inform [...]

Spring 2017 - UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter

06/04/2017 - The UNSCN Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2017 Edition provides the latest updates on the UNSCN members, our work to foster cross-sectoral dialogue on nutrition, UNSCN’s efforts to raise the profile [...]

UNSCN Turns 40

28/03/2017 - 2017 marks UNSCN’s 40th anniversary. This journey started in April 1977 when the Sub-Committee on Nutrition (SCN) was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Throughout its [...]

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3rd International Conference on Global Food Security: Global Challenges, Local Solutions and Connected Pathways In association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape. The five core conference themes reflect an integrated approach to…

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