Archives for October 2015

Healthy Food Systems at SCN Side Event at CFS Meeting

With the move of SCN to FAO, and the rise of nutrition and food systems in the CFS agenda, Rome will now be the house for policy debates about the place of nutrition in food security, food systems, climate and other nutrition related issues.

To End Malnutrition, We Must Step Up to the Plate with Data on What People Eat

The world is short of good information on what healthy food systems look like and lacks the data policymakers need to make food systems more effective in reducing malnutrition.

Global Child Nutrition Forum – Cabo Verde

School feeding programs are an important tool to ensure the right to food, promote healthy eating habits and improved child nutrition

Can Changing Our Diets Change Our Climate?

In early December, world leaders will meet in Paris to make significant decisions on the future of our climate at the COP21 meeting. There has never been a more urgent time to take action on the changes we are witnessing with the Earth’s climate – a warmer world, rising sea levels, and more extreme, unpredictable weather events.

From Fashion to Climate Change: 6 Key Messages on Hunger and Malnutrition

Reflections on the Committee on World Food Security which took place 12-15 October in Italy.

Data and Realising the Right to Food – Tracking Progress on Hunger and Malnutrition

Governments around the world have affirmed the right of everyone to have access to safe and nutritious food, consistent with the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. This basic human right is one of the topics discussed at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in >> Read more

50 Numbers on the World’s Nutrition Challenge and Actions to Overcome It

The 2015 Global Nutrition Report contains a lot of numbers. Here is our top 50 list of statistics, organised around key points.

The Challenge to Nutrition Researchers Everywhere: Identify a Set of Actions That Reduce Malnutrition in all its Forms

The time has now come for unifying the two separate worlds of undernutrition and obesity and The Lancet family of journals can play a unique role in setting the research—and policy—agenda.

Child Malnutrition in the 21st Century

The good news is a decline in childhood under-nutrition: not as rapidly as hoped for, but the statistics are certainly travelling in the right direction. The bad news is that, while infant obesity levels appear stable over the last few years, several studies are showing a rise in overweight and obesity for school-age children.

South African Event for the GNR 2015

The discussion’s timing was perfect following the initiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and at a time when South Africa is grappling with how we will deliver on the stretching targets elaborated in the Malabo Declaration of 2014.