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Obesity, health and economic consequences of an impending global challenge

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, evidence shows that over 70 percent of the world's 2 billion overweight and obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs, and lower productivity, obesity is a...

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The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned in a new report on children, food and nutrition. The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least...

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Costa Rica at the forefront of the fight against overweight and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

The Ministry of Health, with technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is leading efforts to implement the Letter of Commitment by promoting participatory governance, using actions designed at the interinstitutional and intersectoral levels with groups involved with food...

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Viet Nam faces double health burden, malnutrition and obesity

  |   SUN Country Network

Viet Nam is facing a dual burden of malnutrition and obesity, as its rapid development over the past two decades has resulted in the emergence of developed-world health issues without completely eradicating hunger. At a recent press conference, the National Institute of Nutrition’s Micronutrient Department deputy...

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UN agencies raise alarm over weakened fight against hunger and malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN UN Network

Four specialized agencies of the United Nations today warned of a colossal human loss to Asia and the Pacific and its economies if countries in the region do not recommit themselves to ending all forms of malnutrition and achieving zero hunger by 2030. The warning came...

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