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CFS-UNSCN Intersessional events on Nutrition

Investments for Healthy Food Systems

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 09:30 – 17:00, Red Room, FAO HQ, Rome and via webcast.

The event increased common understanding about how policies and investment opportunities can improve nutrition through healthier food systems. This event highlighted the opportunities and constraints that different food systems offer for interventions for good nutrition and human health.  It shared different examples of different food systems and investments together with the learning regarding their implications also on other sectors by discussing linkages, tensions and trade-offs.
The theme was proposed by the CFS Open-Ended Working Group on Nutrition, based on the UNSCN Discussion Paper - Investments for Healthy Food Systems.

Chair’s Summary - CFS event on Investments for Healthy Food Systems

 

Impact Assessment of Policies to support Healthy Food Environment and Healthy Diets

Friday, 26 May 2017, 09:30 – 12:30, Red Room, FAO HQ, Rome and via webcast

This event increased common understanding of the importance of impact assessment of policies as a tool to improve food environments and diets, as well as the steps and basic data needed to establish a nutrition impact assessment tool. This event highlighted the importance of impact assessment of policies to build or support Healthy Food Environment and Healthy Diets. It shared different examples of impact assessments and stress the need for metrics to progress further on healthy diets and improved nutrition.
The theme was proposed by the CFS Open-Ended Working Group on Nutrition, based on the UNSCN Discussion Paper -  Impact Assessment of Policies to support Healthy Food Environments and Healthy Diets.

Chair’s Summary – CFS Event on Impact Assessment of Policies for Healthy Food Environments and  Healthy Diets

 

Achieving the 2025 Global Target for Stunting: Investing in Food Systems to Prevent Stunting

Friday, 22 September 2017, 09:30 – 15:30, Red Room, FAO HQ and via webcast.

This event highlighted the interconnectedness of the causes of childhood stunting and the need to act on them simultaneously while targeting actions within both the health, the social protection and the food systems. It shared different examples of investing in stunting prevention through context-specific actions while attempting at drawing lessons of a global nature.

This event is part of a series of events to “develop common understanding of issues and lay the basis for informed CFS policy convergence work” on nutrition and food systems, called for by the strategy “CFS engagement in advancing nutrition”. It follows an event on “Investments for healthy food systems” held on 9 May 2017 and one on “Impact Assessment of Policies to Support Healthy Food Environment and Healthy Diets” on 26 May 2017.

More info and agenda available on the CFS website.

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