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    Debates on the sugar tax

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016
    In July 2016, the National Treasury of South Africa proposed an effective 20% tax on sugary soft drinks. The proposal derives from the National Department of Health strategy to reduce obesity. It is rooted in the scientific consensus that these kinds of drinks are a key factor behind rising obesity and the attendant ailments of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
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    Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Pakistan

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    How can agriculture play a more effective role in improving nutrition in countries with a high burden of hidden hunger and where an increasing proportion of the poor sources its food from the market? There is a need to understand how linkages between the farm and the consumer can be made to work for nutrition goals.
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    Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2016
    The Global Nutrition Report is a multipartner initiative that provides an independent annual review of countries progress towards meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets and recommends actions to accelerate that progress. Key findings of the 2016 report include:
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    Reducing Anemia Prevalence in Afghanistan: Socioeconomic Correlates and the Particular Role of Agricultural Assets

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    Anemia is a nutrition problem of global importance. Based on data from 107 countries worldwide, Stevens et al. [1] estimated that 29% of non-pregnant women (translating to 496 million non-pregnant women), 38% of pregnant women (translating to 32 million pregnant women) and 43% of children (translating to 273 million children) suffer from anemia.
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    Child Underweight, Land Productivity and Public Services: A District-Level Analysis for India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016
    Though India’s rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition in predominantly agricultural pockets remain.
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    Results of an impact evaluation study on DepED's school-based feeding program

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2016
    The link between malnutrition and poor health among elementary school children and absenteeism, early dropout and poor classroom performance as well as the effectiveness of school-based nutrition and health interventions in improving school performance are well-established in the literature. Thus, the Department of Education has been conducting conditional food transfer programs since 1997.
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    Understanding the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011

    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 civil war and post-conflict political instability.
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    Stories of change in nutrition: A tool pool

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2015
    In recent years, the discourse around nutrition has, at a global level, gained major political momentum.
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    Weight-for-height and mid-upper-arm circumference should be used independently to diagnose acute malnutrition: policy implications

    BMC Nutrition, 2016
    Anthropometric surveys of children are used to assess the nutritional status of a population. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that either mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) or weight-for-height Z-scores (WHZ) are used to assess acute malnutrition prevalence. However, there are reports from several countries that the two criteria identify different children.
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    Stigma as a barrier to treatment for child acute malnutrition in Marsabit County, Kenya

    2016
    Acute malnutrition affects millions of children each year, yet global coverage of life-saving treatment through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is estimated to be below 15%. This study investigated the potential role of stigma as a barrier to accessing CMAM.

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