The Double Burden of Malnutrition

Briefs
Sectors:
Nutrition, Health
Organization:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Author:
World Health Organization (WHO)
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
May, 2017
Content Formats:
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This WHO policy brief describes the double burden of malnutrition (a mix of undernutrition and overweight/obesity in a given area) now facing many countries. Identifying, promoting, and implementing “double-duty” actions that address these issues are becoming greater priorities, and the brief looks at the six policy areas that can help: food systems, social protection, health systems, trade and investment, safe and supportive environments for nutrition, and nutrition governance. A related brief takes a deeper look into specific policy actions and considerations for implementation.

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