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- DocumentHelpAge International, 2015Older people (generally defined as people aged sixty years and older) are a vulnerable group for malnutrition in humanitarian and developmental contexts. Due to their age they have specific nutritional needs, such as easily digestible and palatable food adapted to those with chewing problems, which is dense in nutrients.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2015This brief draws on data from the Global Nutrition Report 2015. It provides a snapshot of the current status of malnutrition in Africa and identifies actions for accelerating progress in the continent. Actions for accelerating progress in Africa are:DocumentScaling Up Nutrition, 2015The 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 messagesDocument
Iodised salt and iodine supplements for prenatal and postnatal growth: a rapid scoping of existing systematic reviewsNutrition Journal, 2015Iodine deficiency can adversely affect child development including stunted growth. However, the effect of iodine supplementation or fortification on prenatal and postnatal growth in children (<18 years) is unclear.Document
Setting the scene: An overview of issues related to policies and programs for moderate and severe acute malnutritionFood and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2015Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) continue to exist at unacceptably high levels. There is a renewed momentum to dramatically improve nutritional status and decrease rates of malnutrition of all kinds.Document
Estimating the Effect of Suboptimal Breastfeeding Practices on Child Mortality: A Model in PROFILES for Country-Level AdvocacyFood and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, 2015Optimal 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.Document
Food sources of energy and nutrients in the diets of infants and toddlers in urban areas of China, based on one 24-hour dietary recallBMC Nutrition, 2015Food sources of nutrients in young children in China have been little investigated. The objective of this study was to understand feeding patterns of young children through an analysis of food sources of energy and nutrients in the diets of infants and toddlers living in urban areas in China.Document
Vitamin A supplementation programmes are missing children from scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. New evidence from IndiaBMC Nutrition, 2015Surveys have indicated that 62 % of preschool-age Indian children suffer from sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency (VAD), with a threefold higher prevalence of severe forms of VAD among children from schedule castes (SC) or schedule tribes (ST).DocumentOperational Research and Impact Evaluation, 2015This summary highlights findings and recommendations from operations research into how to strengthen the implementation of an Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme and to motivate behaviour change to improve IYCF practices in northern Nigeria.