Methods, Tools and Indicators

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UNICEF First Food Series for Young Children - A Video Series on Complementary Feeding

24/05/2018 - These series of videos cover the best practices of when, what and how to feed the first foods to young children aged 6–23 months. Using real home feeding situations in Kenya, [...]

Call for comments on the draft WHO Guidelines on saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty intake for adults and children

07/05/2018 - Public consultation open from 04 May to 1 June 2018 Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of death and were responsible for an estimated 39.5 million (72%) of the world’s 54.7 [...]

Using Harmonized Individual Quantitative Food Consumption Data

06/03/2018 - An introduction to the FAO/WHO Global Individual Consumption Data (GIFT) Tool 6 March 2018 - 09:00 DC | 15:00 Rome (English) Many policymakers and programme managers rely on food availability [...]

Guidance Note on Integration of Nutrition in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (renamed Cooperation Framework)

02/01/2018 - The purpose of this Guidance Note is to assist United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) with the integration of nutrition into the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework that [...]

Strengthening Food-based Approaches To Reduce Iron Deficiency

05/12/2017 - 5 December 2017, 8:00-9:30 a.m. EST | 14:00 CEST | 17:30 IST Iron deficiency is one of the primary causes of anemia, a condition that affects over 1.5 billion people globally. Policymakers who want [...]

Joint IAEA-WHO-UNICEF Workshop on Analysis of Biological Pathways to Better Understand the Double Burden of Malnutrition and to Inform Action Planning

03/10/2017 - 3-5 October 2017 - IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria. Low- and middle-income countries face an increasing double burden of malnutrition and disease. Food insecurity, undernutrition and infectious [...]

Online consultation: Safeguarding against possible conflicts of interest in nutrition programmes

13/09/2017 - Approach for the prevention and management of conflicts of interest in the policy development and implementation of nutrition programmes at country level Deadline: 29 September 2017 WHO has launched [...]

Fill the Nutrient Gap: Identifying Context-specific Solutions to Improve Nutrition across Food, Health and Social Protection Systems

10/09/2017 - 19-21 September 2017 Advancing national multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programming can greatly benefit from an assessment of opportunities and challenges for meeting nutrient requirements of [...]

Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth

22/04/2017 - Nutrition is a key driver of development, serving as a foundation for healthy individuals and societies. Investing in nutrition yields permanent and inalienable benefits, with at least a $10 return on [...]

Overcoming Dietary Assessment Challenges in Low-Income Countries: Technological Solutions Proposed by the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project

10/04/2017 - An increasing number of low-income countries (LICs) exhibit high rates of malnutrition coincident with rising rates of overweight and obesity. Individual-level dietary data are needed to inform [...]

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UNICEF-WHO-The World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates — levels and trends – 2020 edition 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…
Food Environments in the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts and positive policy actions to deliver sustainable healthy diets for all Last updated by the UNSCN Secretariat on 3rd April Food environments are rapidly changing The current global…
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting people’s food environments: a resource list on Food Systems and Nutrition responses The current global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted food systems around the world. Food environments are where people meet the food system. Around the world people’s food…
Mid-term review of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition - Foresight paper 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 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…