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

01/10/2017 - 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Webinar on Women's Empowerment in Agriculture: Unexpected Impact of Farmer Nutrition Schools

28/03/2017 - April 5, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT  In Bangladesh, women are relatively less empowered in comparison to the male members in the household. In most cases, they are not in a position to take part [...]

Nutrition Decade: The momentum is building

28/03/2017 - After several rounds of consultation in 2016 to agree on the scope and the vision for the Nutrition Decade, FAO and WHO as co-conveners produced its first draft work programme. The work programme is [...]

2017 Global food policy report

27/03/2017 - IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at the global and regional [...]

Guidelines on assessing biodiverse foods in dietary surveys

13/03/2017 - Biodiversity is critical to the availability of nutrients in a diversified diet that supports health and well-being, as well as to the sustainability of the natural resource base upon which food [...]

Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – First Draft

19/02/2017 - The First Draft of the Work Programme of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition is now available in all six official UN languages. To comment on this text, we welcome you to visit the online discussion [...]

IAEA: Fifth Newsletter of Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section

31/01/2017 - The fifth Newsletter of the Nutritional & Health-Related Environmental Studies Section contains interesting articles about IAEA activities in the second half of 2016. Learn more about new and [...]

Online consultation on the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition’s Work Programme

27/01/2017 - On 1 April 2016, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, through its Resolution 70/259, proclaimed 2016–2025 the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (hereafter referred to as [...]

Mohamed Ag Bendech Honoured with the Distinguished Nutrition Award for Africa

18/01/2017 - The Africa Nutrition Society at the 7th Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, held in Marrakech in October 2016, honoured Mohamed Ag Bendech; Senior Food and Nutrition Officer for FAO Regional [...]

Obituary - Dr Leslie Burgess, Technical Secretary of the UNSCN 1978-1985

06/01/2017 - (11 August 1930 – 6 January 2017) All of us at the UNSCN offices were very sad to hear of the passing of Dr Leslie Burgess, the former Technical Secretary of the UNSCN. Henry Jacques Leslie [...]

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International Conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health This first international conference on Iodine in Food Systems and Health will be held 15-17 November 2017 in Pisa, Italy. It is organized by the World Iodine Association to bring together stakeholders…

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