Archives for August 2014

Does Fortifying Food Improve Nutrition for the Poorest People?

Fortification programmes need to do more to have an impact on the social groups that suffer the most from undernutrition – especially the rural poor.

How U.S. Citizens Can Hold their Government Accountable for Preventing and Reversing Malnutrition

This question has no easy answer. To begin with, we see practically no cases of severe undernutrition among U.S. citizens, in the sense that it occurs in the developing world.

How Institutional Reform Can Strengthen Nutrition Accountability: The Experience of Benin

To improve understanding of the nutrition sector, the Council on Food and Nutrition (CAN) is mapping all institutions that intervene in the sector of food and nutrition in Benin.

Measuring the Burden of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Current Challenges

It is important to consider how severe acute malnutrition is currently defined and measured, and whether this is comprehensive.

Does Breastfeeding Reduce the Need for Family Planning in Kenya? Misperceptions and Consequences

While the Global Nutrition Report will present data on breastfeeding and coverage of continuum of care interventions, this qualitative assessment looks at barriers, concerns and belief systems that impact breastfeeding practices.

2nd IEG Meeting – Personal Reflections

"Taking part in the Global Nutrition Report journey is ‘a once-in-a–career’ opportunity" - Yves Martin-Prével, IEG Member.

Invest in Protecting Babies

World Breastfeeding Week 2014 - Breastmilk is baby’s first food, first vaccination, and first emotional bonding.

Nutrition for the Next Generation

Good nutrition is one of the best investments political leaders can make in the next generation. If you want your countries’ kids to maximize their potential in life and to supercharge your demographic dividend, you should invest in child nutrition in the womb and in their early years.