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2018 Global Nutrition Report: Shining a light to spur action on nutrition

05/02/2019 - The 2018 Global Nutrition Report shares insights into the current state of global nutrition, highlighting the unacceptably high burden of malnutrition in the world. It identifies areas where progress [...]

Transforming the food system to fight non-communicable diseases

29/01/2019 - Malnutrition and unhealthy diets are important risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Francesco Branca and colleagues call for changes in both what and how food is produced, marketed, and [...]

The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report

27/01/2019 - Malnutrition in all its forms, including obesity, undernutrition, and other dietary risks, is the leading cause of poor health globally. In the near future, the health effects of climate change will [...]

IAEA’s Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Newsletter – January 2019 edition

23/01/2019 - The 9th Nutritional & Health-related Environmental Studies Newsletter features the following articles. Meeting outcomes International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of [...]

IAEA Brief: Stable Isotope Techniques Help to Address the Double Burden of Malnutrition

23/01/2019 - To be in good health, individuals require nutritious food, high-quality water, physical activity, adequate sleep, and a living environment devoid of germs and toxic contaminants. An imbalance in [...]

Nutrition Exchange - Issue 11/ January 2019

21/01/2019 - Issue 11 of Nutrition Exchange features some common themes of networks and coordination for nutrition, including a short article on the commitments made by Brazil, Ecuador and Italy under the UN [...]

Aligning Policy And Legal Frameworks For Supporting Smallholder Farming Through Public Food Procurement: The Case Of Home-Grown School Feeding Programmes

18/01/2019 - In the past few years, various countries, regions and cities from low-income to high-income economies have been developing a range of food procurement initiatives designed to use the regular demand [...]

EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

17/01/2019 - Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability, however our current trajectories threaten both. The EAT–Lancet Commission addresses the [...]

FAO Policy Guidance Note #12: Food systems for healthy diets

14/01/2019 - Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results This guidance note supports the use of a comprehensive food systems approach (rather than a sectoral approach) and gives [...]

Sight and Life and WFP Supplement: Scaling up Rice Fortification in West Africa

19/12/2018 - In West Africa, the prevalence and impact of micronutrient deficiencies are significant, and anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency remain of public health concern. For example, every [...]

Nutrition News - December 2018

18/12/2018 - In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to produce the first comprehensive overview of recent developments [...]

The Double Burden of Malnutrition: Crisis and Opportunity

10/12/2018 - Sight and Life Magazine on the Double Burden of Malnutrition now availableCurrently, 38 million children are obese worldwide, compared with 151 million children stunted, and childhood obesity is [...]

A healthy diet sustainably produced - WHO Information sheet

10/12/2018 - A safe and healthy diet contributes to an optimal state of health and protects against all forms of malnutrition. It also reduces the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and promotes a strong [...]

Global nutrition policy review 2016-2017

27/11/2018 - Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive [...]

Call for Contributions: UNSCN Nutrition - Edition 44

14/11/2018 - Open until 10 JANUARY 2019 UNSCN Nutrition is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication of the UNSCN, previously entitled UNSCN News. The 2019 edition will focus on food environments to enable [...]

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World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020 31 March - 2 April 2020 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Queensland Australia WORLD PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION CONGRESS 2020Knowledge, Policy, Action in the Decade of Nutrition…

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