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    The Impact of the Midday Meal Scheme on Nutrition and Learning

    Young Lives, 2010
    Food insecurity and poor nutrition remain a problem in many developing countries and can have profound effects on children’s health and their development. The Midday Meal Scheme in India is a programme covering primary school children to improve nutrition as well as increase educational enrolment, retention and attendance.
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    Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health: highlights from an international conference

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2011
    Agricultural development has traditionally focused on raising productivity and maximizing production of cereals. In this regard, the world’s farmers and farming systems have made enormous advances, multiplying cereal production several times over in the past half century. Yet hunger, malnutrition, and poor health remain widespread and persistent problems.
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    Implications for Human Development - Impacts of Food Price Volatility on Nutrition and Schooling

    Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, 2009
    The paper highlights the impacts of the 2007/08 food price inflation on nutrition and on school attendance. It draws on the results of studies commissioned by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Even at times of average food prices, extremely poor and food insecure families suffer malnutrition and difficulties in school.
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    Food prices, nutrition, and the Millennium Development Goals

    World Bank, 2012
    This report highlights the need to help developing countries deal with the harmful effects of higher and more volatile food prices. It notes that in 2007-2008 and again in 2011, spikes in food prices prevented the achievement of poverty eradication policies affecting especially the urban poor and the health of children.
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    2011 Global Food Policy Report

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012
    2011 saw significantly increased support of agriculture and food policy as tools for global poverty reduction. It also brought serious challenges, most notably in the form of food price volatility, extreme weather shocks, famine, unrest, and conflicts.
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    Working multisectorally in nutrition: principles, practices, and case studies

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2011
    A multi-sectoral approach is arguably the most effective way to reduce malnutrition, but there is little evidence about how to implement it. This volume is an initial venture into the in-depth research necessary to develop that evidence base and answer questions about whether it is possible to work multi-sectorally in nutrition.
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    National Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan 2007-2012

    2012
    Having noted that the Food Security and Nutrition Policy of 1990 and other development policies that contain elements of nutrition did not give adequate attention to nutrition programmes and services the Government developed the National Nutrition Policy.
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    Improving diet quality and micronutrient nutrition: homestead food production in Bangladesh

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2009
    A critical yet often overlooked component of food security is diet quality. Even households who have access to sufficient amounts of food and calories may still lack essential micronutrients, increasing their risk for both short- and long-term health and development consequences.
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    Effectiveness of agricultural interventions that aim to improve nutritional status of children: systematic review

    British Medical Journal, 2012
    This systematic review's main objective was to assess the effectiveness of agricultural interventions in improving the nutritional status of children indeveloping countries.The review included 23 studies,mostly evaluating home garden interventions. Key findings include:

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