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Understanding the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011
D.D. Headey; J. Hoddinott / PLoS ONE 2015
South Asia has long been synonymous with unusually high rates of undernutrition. In the past decade, however, Nepal has arguably achieved the fastest recorded decline in child stunting in the world and has done so in the midst of civi...
The Maharashtra state nutrition mission: learning by doing
V. Ramani 2010
This is a practioner's account of the work by the Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health and Nutrition Mission in Maharashtra, in India from 2005 to 2010. It is a factual account of the steps the Mission took to addres child undernutrition...
Improved metrics and data are needed for effective food system policies in the post-2015 era
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition 2015
Most low and middle income countries are burdened by persistent undernutrition as well as by rapidly growing overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases. It is widely accepted that agricultural and food system polic...
When there is no food assistance: breaking our promise to the world's most vulnerable children
World Vision 2015
National governments have the primary responsibility for meeting their citizens’ food and nutrition needs, but when a government is unable to do so international food assistance is a critical global safety net for the world&rsqu...
Educating and Training a Workforce for Nutrition in a Post-2015 World
J. Fanzo; M. Graziose; K. Kraemer / Advances in Nutrition 2015
Nearly all countries in the world today are burdened with malnutrition, manifesting as undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and/or overweight and obesity. Despite some progress, efforts to alleviate malnutrition are hampered by...
Moving forward on choosing a standard operational indicator of women's dietary diversity
Y. Martin-Prevel; P. Allemand; D. Wiesmann / Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Document Repository 2015
Monotonous diets fail to meet Human micronutrients' needs. Consequently, dietary diversity is crucial for vulnerable groups, in particular for women of reproductive age (WRA). Could the dietary diversity be measured and used as a simp...
SUN 2015 movement annual progress report
Scaling Up Nutrition 2015
The 2015 report provides a detailed snapshot of the progress and results towards scaling up nutrition in SUN Countries and the broad evolution of the Movement. Key messages The SUN Movement marks its fifth y...
Estimating the Effect of Suboptimal Breastfeeding Practices on Child Mortality: A Model in PROFILES for Country-Level Advocacy
Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project 2015
Optimal breastfeeding reduces the risk of child mortality. Recently, FANTA updated the PROFILES tool to include a model that estimates the effect of suboptimal breastfeeding practices on child mortality. Developed to sup...
Measuring the Food Access Dimension of Food Security
J.L. Leroy; M. Ruel; E.A. Frongillo / Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) 2015
With food security now a top priority for many governments and for the global development community, there is heightened awareness of the need to improve our understanding and measurement of food security. This paper aims to br...
Rapid analysis of previous famines
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2015
This HEART helpdesk provides a rapid analysis of famines since 1980. It is divided into three sections: The first section is focused on presenting data on previous famines, after a brief discussion on famine clas...
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