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First Foods: Improving Diets in Early Childhood

This special issue of the Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal focuses on why improving complementary foods and feeding for infants and young children matters and what it takes to improve them. The issue builds on the global meeting convened by UNICEF and the governments of India and Maharashtra in Mumbai, India, in November 2015,...

Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?

The paper reviews recent evidence on nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs, summarizing existing knowledge regarding impacts, pathways, mechanisms, and contextual factors that affect where and how agriculture may improve nutrition outcomes. The authors find that nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions improve a variety of diet and nutrition outcomes in both mothers and children,...

Healthy Diets for All: A Key to Meeting the SDGs

The report builds on the findings from the 2017 Global Nutrition Report by emphasizing that healthy diets are key to driving progress against the SDGs. It outlines the consequences of inaction, including low educational attainment, poor physical growth, and low productivity. The report argues that the traditional siloed approach to addressing global health and development issues is putting a ‘...

Global Nutrition Report 2017

This year’s Global Nutrition report (GNR) shows that, in spite of progress, 155 million children globally are still stunted and the world is off track on meeting internationally agreed nutrition targets. Financing to tackle malnutrition is alarmingly low. Donors spend less than 1 percent of overseas aid on nutrition, and countries allocate between 1 and 2 percent of their health budgets to the...

Unraveling the Food-Health Nexus

Webinar: The Global Alliance for the Future of Food and IPES-Food (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems) will host this webinar to provide an opportunity to share highlights from the report Unraveling the Food-Health Nexus, which provides a comprehensive overview of the health...

3rd International Conference on Global Food Security

December 3 - 6: The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape will host this conference to discuss five core themes reflecting an integrated approach to identifying solutions to the complex global challenge of food security: Food creation, Food safety and bio security, Food loss and waste, Food in a changing society, and Food...

UN Network for SUN - Key documents for stakeholders

The documents in this "table of contents" were compiled in preparation for the 2017 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering marketplace. Each United Nations agency and institution was given the opportunity to identify publications and other relevant materials for dissemination, which taken together are highlights considered relevant for the SUN Global Gathering participants. These efforts...

US Launch of the Global Nutrition Report 2017

This event will highlight the key findings of this year’s report and celebrate the United States’ role in progress made through official foreign assistance, foundations, and civil society. Key updates on global engagement and plans for global nutrition actions from all actors will be shared.

A reception will follow.

Confirmed speakers include:
William Moore...

How can integrated landscape management assure we maintain nutrition-sensitive landscapes?

According to the FAO, the number of chronically undernourished people in the world increased by almost 40 million in 2016 after a prolonged decline. Food insecurity is heightened by situations of conflict and exacerbated by climate-related shocks, such as droughts or floods. Additionally, agrarian-based livelihoods are becoming more and more unstable due to climate change and land degradation...

SUN 2017 Global Gathering Resource Collection

Welcome to the 2017 SUN Global Gathering Knowledge Management (KM) and Technical Assistance (TA) resource page.

The collection below was prepared by nutrition KM and TA providers seen below. The resources support 2017 SUN GG attendees as well as the broader international community working on nutrition policy and programs:

 

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