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CFS Intersessional events on Nutrition

Mark your calendars for the two CFS Advancing Nutrition events in partnership with UNSCN!

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

The event aims to increase common understanding about how policies and investment opportunities can improve nutrition through healthier food systems. This event will highlight the opportunities and constraints that different food systems offer for interventions for good nutrition and human health.  It will share 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.

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 aims to increase 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 will highlight the importance of impact assessment of policies to build or support Healthy Food Environment and Healthy Diets. It will share different examples of impact assessments and stress the need for metrics to progress further on healthy diet 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.

The two CFS Advancing Nutrition events are 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 CFS engagement in advancing nutrition strategy. The specific objective of the events is to provide ample opportunity for dialogue and exchange among all participants.

More details can be found at the following link.

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