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Investment In Child Nutrition Could Provide Future Economic Benefits, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal: Study Ties Children’s Nutrition to Indonesia’s Future “…In a paper released [Tuesday], a team of economists commissioned by a think tank called the Copenhagen Consensus Center looks at where money can be invested in development to ensure the biggest impact. It finds that every dollar invested in better nutrition in Indonesia could…More

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Decline in global hunger threatened by climate change and conflict

There are 209 million fewer people who face hunger today that did in 1990. Hunger has become an issue of the past for some 100 million people in the last decade alone. This progress is exciting, but recent developments may slow down the rapid decline of hunger, warns the United Nations. In a report released

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The Role of Worms in Malnutrition

; In impoverished communities worldwide, children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, anemia, impaired cognitive and physical development, and pregnancy complications. As a result, they remain trapped in poverty, facing the socioeconomic consequences of decreased productivity and an inability to work or go to school because of their poor health. But the reason […]

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Despite Meeting U.N. Goal Of Reducing Hunger, Malnutrition-Related Anemia Remains Problematic…

Inter Press Service: Anemia in Eastern Cuba Reflects Inequality “Cuba has met the United Nations goal of reducing hunger. But anemia caused by malnutrition is still a problem among infants, small children, and pregnant women in this Caribbean island nation, which has been in the grip of an economic crisis for over two decades…” (González,…More


Human Rights-Based Approach Integral To Food Security Issues, NGO Head Says

Devex: Food, hunger, and malnutrition problems linked to an ‘abuse of power’ “For the past decade, efforts to integrate human rights into food security policies and actions have been led by the Right to Food Guidelines adopted in 2004 by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Despite some notable achievements such as the fact that…More


Middle-Income Nations Simultaneously Addressing Obesity, Malnutrition

EurActiv: New health extremes in developing countries: Obesity and malnutrition “Middle-income developing countries confront two extremes within the public health sector. While a large percentage of the population is underweight and malnourished, a growing number of people are adopting an unhealthy, western-influenced lifestyle, dispensing with physical activity and consuming fast food…” (1/6).


Yemen Facing High Malnutrition Rates Among Children

New York Times: Malnutrition Hits Millions of Children in Yemen “…Yemen is the most impoverished country in the Middle East, and among its grim distinctions is having one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world. Political turmoil since the 2011 uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left an already feeble…More


Investment In Child Nutrition Could Provide Future Economic Benefits, Study Shows

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Wall Street Journal: Study Ties Children’s Nutrition to Indonesia’s Future “…In a paper released [Tuesday], a team of economists commissioned by a think tank called the Copenhagen Consensus Center looks at where money can be invested in development to ensure the biggest impact. It finds that every dollar invested in better nutrition in Indonesia could…More


Global Nutrition Report Shows Obesity, Under-Nutrition Coexist In Same Nations

Inter Press Service: The Double Burden of Malnutrition “…The first-ever Global Nutrition Report, a peer-reviewed publication released this month, and figures from the Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlight a multifaceted and complex phenomenon behind malnutrition. ‘The double burden of malnutrition [is] a situation where overweight and obesity exist side by side with…More


Pope Calls On Nations To Share Wealth, Lower Food Waste To Combat Hunger; Yemen Minister Warns…

News outlets report on comments made Thursday at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome by Pope Francis and Yemen Agriculture Minister Farid Mujawar. Associated Press: Pope demands just distribution of world’s bounty “Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N.…More


Nations Pledge More Action On Preventing Malnutrition, As U.N. Leaders Press For Closing…

Media sources report on pledges made during the first day of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome, including the adoption of the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and a Framework for Action. Agence France-Presse: U.N. urges action to fix ‘broken’ world food system “The United Nations urged political leaders from around the world…More


International Nutrition Conference Begins In Rome; FAO Chief Urges ‘Collective Effort’ To…

News outlets report on the start of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) in Rome and comments made by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization head at a related conference on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse: U.N. global meet on malnutrition kicks off in Rome “Political leaders from around the world gathered in Rome Wednesday for…More


“Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health”

A new article from Nature Magazine. Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health : Nature : Nature Publishing Group.


Media Outlets Discuss Two New Reports On Nutrition Worldwide, In India

News outlets discuss a report on global nutrition from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a report on nutrition in India from the World Bank. BBC News: World is crossing malnutrition red line, report warns “Most countries in the world are facing a serious public health problem as a result of malnutrition, a…More


FAO, WHO Stand Ready To Assist Nations In Addressing ‘Shocking’ Numbers On Malnutrition,…

Inter Press Service: Now Is the Time to Tackle Malnutrition and Its Massive Human Costs José Graziano da Silva, FAO director general, and Margaret Chan, WHO director general “The scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. Today, more than 800 million people are…More


Public Health Experts Face Challenges In Reversing Malnutrition In Afghanistan

IRIN: Afghan malnutrition — the search for solutions “…[Malnutrition] affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children, killing thousands every year and leaving millions with permanent disabilities. … A government-backed report highlighted the extent of malnutrition in the country, yet experts say efforts to tackle the problem are hampered by cultural norms, shrinking health budgets,…More


Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Malnutrition, Hunger

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding global malnutrition and hunger. Huffington Post: Think We Can’t End Global Malnutrition By 2030? Think Again Lawrence Haddad, senior research fellow at IFPRI “…Malnutrition — in the form of stunting, obesity, heart disease, and early death — affects at least two billion people worldwide. These numbers gave urgency…More


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