Half-Day Seminar on Nutrition for School-Age Children

Catholic Relief Services, the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the World Food Program USA invite you to participate in a half-day seminar on nutrition for school-age children, featuring two recent publications:

Schools as a System to Improve School Nutrition, and
Disease Control Priorities 3, Volume 8, Child...

FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition

In December 2016, FAO and WHO convened an International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, which aimed to increase awareness of today’s urgent food and nutrition challenges, and to create a forum to discuss strategies for regulation and reform. These proceedings include summaries of the parallel sessions, and summaries and transcriptions from the...

Learning Together for Improved Nutrition: New SPRING Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package

Over the past six years, SPRING has curated and refined the critical components of their cross-sectoral trainings to produce the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Training Resource Package. Comprised of 7 modules, the training package includes facilitation guides, PowerPoint slides, and handouts designed to facilitate training workshops of varied lengths with different audiences. Join this...

NELK Plus Module on Nutrition-Sensitive Extension

The newest addition to the New Extensionist Learning Kit (NELK) covers (1) the basics of a nutritious diet and the results of poor nutrition; (2) ways that agriculture and nutrition impact each other; (3) actions that extensionists can take in order to improve nutrition, and (4) how to effectively partner with others working on improving the nutrition of different communities.


2030 Countdown Country Dashboards

The dashboard is an interactive version of country profiles prepared for "Countdown to 2030", which coveres for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH). A total of 81 countries are included.

Access the Country Database on the Countdown 2030 Website.

Nutrition peer-reviewed publications co-authored by UNICEF staff in Q1-2018

These papers examine key nutrition priorities such as breastfeeding, complementary feeding, vitamin deficiencies, micronutrient supplementation, adolescents’ nutrition, food supplementation, food fortification or overweight and obesity. They focus on countries as diverse as Cambodia, China, Guinea, or South Africa, as well as analyses focusing on South Asia and low- and middle-income countries...

Time Use as an Explanation for the Agri-Nutrition Disconnect: Evidence from rural areas in low and middle-income countries

Agriculture interventions may increase time commitments for women who play a key role in agricultural production and nutrition—and can have complex impacts on nutritional outcomes. This review of evidence in Food Policy summarizes lessons from past studies and highlights implications for future research.

Improving diets in an era of food market transformation: Challenges and opportunities for engagement between the public and private sectors

According to this GloPan brief, poor diets pose a greater global health risk than air pollution, alcohol, drug, and tobacco use combined. The authors advocate for a stronger role of the private sector to encourage people to eat more nutritious food. Major themes include investment, public incentives for private action, managing risks, and building trust between stakeholders. The report...

Guideline: Implementing Effective Actions for Improving Adolescent Nutrition

This WHO publication facilitates the implementation of existing guidelines on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions that improve health and well-being of adolescents. The actions must take into account the heterogeneity of adolescents in general (physical growth, social development, expected responsibilities in the family, school or work status, etc.), and any programmes should...

Implementation Guidance: The Revised Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative 2018

The WHO has updated implementation guidance for those who set policy for, or offer care to, pregnant women, families, and infants. The document presents the first revision of the Ten Steps since 1989. The topic of each step is unchanged, but the wording has been updated according to current evidence-based guidelines and global public health policy.