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

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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

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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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Costa Rica committed to combating overweight and obesity epidemic

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Overweight and obesity lead to negative social and economic consequences for individuals, families and the national health system. According to the 2016 School Height and Weight Census, 34.6 per cent of the national school population is overweight. As part of World Food Day (WFD), the Government...

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Malawi launches Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy and Strategy

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Malawi First Lady, Madam Gertrude Mutharika, launched the 2018 – 2022 National Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Policy (NMNP) and Strategic Plan on 20th June 2018 in Lilongwe. The First Lady commended the launch of the policy, describing it as a critical ingredient for Malawi’s national development, which...

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Issue 8 of ENN’s Nutrition Exchange is out now!

  |   SUN Country Network

Launched in July 2018, Nutrition Exchange Issue 8 features articles on community kitchens and school feeding programmes in Lebanon; Ecuador’s policies to tackle overweight and obesity; efforts in Pakistan to 'fill the nutrient gap'; initiatives to make agriculture ‘nutrition-sensitive’ in Ethiopia and Zambia; and many other ‘good reads’. ...

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