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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...

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.

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2018 Global Food Policy Report

One of IFPRI’s flagship reports, this 2018 update looks at food policies in the context of both greater global integration as well as counter-trends towards isolation. Authors look at how international investments can contribute to local food security, actions that can be taken by global governance structures, the role of trade in nutrition and sustainability, and more. The report includes a...

Trade and Nutrition Technical Note

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cite trade as an important means to achieve the goals related to food security and nutrition, but many stakeholders remain underinformed regarding trades influence on nutrition and how to maximize positive impacts.

This FAO technical note responds the need for information on trade and nutrition, providing an overview as well as focusing on the “...

Boosting Investments in Healthy Food Systems to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition

This blog was written with Christine CampeauCross-posted from IFPRI

“Every country in the world has a problem with malnutrition...

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...

Roundtable: Government Action for Nutrition in South Asia

On September 7 and 8, 2017, the National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal hosted a two-day Roundtable focused on advancing multi-stakeholder and multisectoral national and subnational efforts for scaling up government nutrition programs. The event brought together 120 decision-makers and implementers from governments, civil society...

Addressing the Global Burden of Obesity and Undernutrition through Integrated Systems Thinking and Policy Coherence

The Centre for Food Policy’s monthly Food Thinkers series aims to advance the thinking and practice of integrated approaches to food policy. For the September 2017 Food Thinkers we are honoured to have with us two visitors from Australia and New Zealand who are are exploring integrated approaches to improving nutrition globally.

Professor Boyd Swinburn has been one of...

SAFANSI Roundtable: A Focus on Government Action for Nutrition in South Asia

September 7 - 8: The goal of the Roundtable is to identify the best ways to scale up government nutrition programs for maximum impact.

Read the opening statement from the...

The Investment Case: Supporting the Multisectoral Strategic Nutrition Plan in Senegal

Learn more about Senegal's Multisectoral Nutrition Strategy.

The Multisectoral Nutrition Strategic Plan (PSMNPlan Stratégique Multisectoriel de Nutrition) is the roadmap that will lead Senegal to the outcomes agreed on in the ...

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