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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 [...]

UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade

05/11/2018 - UNICEF Programme Guidance for the Second Decade: Programming with and for Adolescents provides an overview of the strategic direction UNICEF will assume to advance children’s quality of [...]

A4NH 2017 Annual Report

05/11/2018 - The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) 2017 Annual Report report highlights the program's accomplishments and activities during the first year of its second [...]

Nutrition News - November 2018

05/11/2018 - 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 Safe Food Imperative : Accelerating Progress in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

24/10/2018 - Food safety hazards are increasingly being recognized as a major public health problem worldwide, yet among developing countries, there is limited understanding of the wider-ranging socio-economic [...]

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2019 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 25) 11-22 November 2019Santiago, Chile The United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC) is the international response to climate change. It is a treaty that establishes the basic obligations of the 196…

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