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UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates — levels and trends – 2020 edition

01/04/2020 - The UNICEF, WHO and the World Bank inter-agency team update the joint global and regional estimates of malnutrition among children under 5 years of age each year. These estimates of prevalence and [...]

Mid-term review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition - Foresight paper

12/03/2020 - It is almost five years now since the Nutrition Decade was declared. It is time to reflect back on its achievements so far. FAO and WHO are convening an open and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders [...]

Agrobiodiversity, School Gardens and Healthy Diets Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

11/03/2020 - This book critically assesses the role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren as [...]

Global action plan on child wasting: a framework for action to accelerate progress in preventing and managing child wasting and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

09/03/2020 - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) incorporated the WHA targets to reduce the proportion of children suffering from wasting to <5% by 2025 and <3% by 2030.  Yet, since these targets [...]

Rethinking trade policies to support healthier diets - Global Panel Policy Brief No 13

14/02/2020 - As part of its series of briefs on food systems, the Global Panel’s new brief, Rethinking trade policies to support sustainable food systems and healthy diets, shows that there are [...]

UNICEF Nutrition Guidance - Improving Young Children's Diets During the Complementary Feeding Period

13/02/2020 - Malnutrition, in all its forms, is often driven by the poor quality of diets in early childhood. Globally, 2 in 3 children are not fed the diets they need to support children’s rapid growth and [...]

IAEA’s Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Newsletter - Issue 11 (January 2020)

31/01/2020 - The 11th Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Newsletter features the following articles. Meeting outcomes 4th Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) [...]

Making urban food environments fit for children

06/01/2020 - All children have the right to adequate nutrition and good health to reach their full potential within their cities and communities. Urban food environments need to provide children, their families [...]

Food Systems and Diets Handbook

19/12/2019 - Published by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, this handbook offers a summary of evidence and concrete policy recommendations for countries to provide healthy diets [...]

Nutrition News Issue 4 - 2019

18/12/2019 - In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to deliver Nutrition News providing a comprehensive overview of recent [...]

The Double Burden of Malnutrition Symposium Proceedings

17/12/2019 - Symposium proceedings from the recent IAEA-UNICEF-WHO Symposium on the Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) have now been published. The symposium took place in Vienna, Austria from December 10-13th [...]

The Double Burden of Malnutrition: Lancet Series

15/12/2019 - The Lancet series on the Double Burden of Malnutrition is now available. The double burden of malnutrition is the coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside undernutrition [...]

Global Atlas on Childhood Obesity

05/11/2019 - The first global atlas on childhood obesity by the World Obesity Federation (WOF) shows that no country has a better than fifty percent chance of meeting their target for tackling [...]

Nutrition for Growth commitment tracking

21/10/2019 - The Global Nutrition Report commitment tracking tool provides you with the latest data on commitments to end malnutrition made by country governments, civil society, business, the UN, donors and [...]

Global Hunger Index 2019: the challenge of hunger and climate change

21/10/2019 - The 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that while the world has made gradual progress in reducing hunger on a global scale since 2000, this progress has been uneven. Hunger persists in many [...]

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Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference and the Second Global Summit on Food Fortification 8-13 November, 2020Bangkok, Thailand The fifth international meeting of the Micronutrient Forum will focus on research, implementation science and policy development on all aspects of micronutrients.…

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