In an effort to present nutrition related news at the global and country level, UNSCN and the UNN Secretariats are teaming up to deliver Nutrition News providing a comprehensive overview of recent developments supported and/or coordinated by the UN system.
The fourth issue for 2019 includes:
- Update on the Mid-term Review of the Nutrition Decade
- UN Highlights from the SUN Global Gathering
- Food Systems Updates
- Urban-Rural Linkages & Nutrition
- UNN-REACH Facilitator as Knowledge Broker
- Nutrition at the CFS46
- Putting the Spotlight on School Feeding
- Madagascar Mapping Exercise
- Global Nutrition Report Country Profiles
- Latest Publications and Nutrition Related Events
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Date posted: 12.12.2019
Applications Due: 05.01.2019
Work location: Oslo, Norway
Job function: Policy
Job type: 12 months with possibility of extension
Amongst other responsibilities, the successful candidate will co-ordinate EAT’s collaboration with UNICEF called Children Eating Well (CHEW). Through research, programs and advocacy, CHEW aims to transform food systems so that every child has access to sustainably produced and nutritious food, with a particular focus on shaping food environments. Find out more here.
Symposium proceedings from the recent IAEA-UNICEF-WHO Symposium on the Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) have now been published. The symposium took place in Vienna, Austria from December 10-13th and aimed to strengthen understanding of how to tackle the DBM by sharing recent research findings as well as experiences with the implementation of relevant interventions, programmes and policies.
Particular focus was given to the role of stable isotopes in addressing gaps both in the measurement of malnutrition and in assessing the impact of interventions. The symposium also promoted double-duty actions, new assessment tools, considerations for policies and action plans to support Member States in achieving their defined nutrition commitments within the Nutrition Decade.
The Lancet series on the Double Burden of Malnutrition is now available. The double burden of malnutrition is the coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside undernutrition (stunting and wasting), at all levels of the population—country, city, community, household, and individual.
This four paper Series explores how this coexistence is affecting low-income and middle-income countries. Malnutrition in its many forms has previously been understood and approached as a separate public health issue, but the new emergent reality is that undernutrition and overnutrition are interconnected and, therefore, double-duty actions that simultaneously address more than one dimension must be implemented for policy solutions to be effective. In addition to policy recommendations, the Series includes a focus on both historical and biological contexts, and new economic analysis.
UNSCN was pleased to join 18 other experts from leading organisations in the call for new stakeholders to join the nutrition manifesto. Recognizing that in the Nutrition Decade a new global nutrition movement is emerging that needs to take the lead in demanding food systems change.
Francesco Branca, Alessandro Demaio, Emorn Udomkesmalee, Phillip Baker, Victor M Aguayo,Simon Barquera, Katie Dain, Lindsay Keir, Anna Lartey, Gladys Mugambi, Stineke Oenema, Ellen Piwoz, Ruth Richardson, Sudhvir Singh, Lucy Sullivan, Gerda Verburg, Patrizia Fracassi, Lina Mahy, Lynnette M Neufeld
Barry M Popkin, Camila Corvalan, Laurence M Grummer-Strawn
Jonathan C Wells, Ana Lydia Sawaya, Rasmus Wibaek, Martha Mwangome, Marios S Poullas, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Alessandro Demaio
Corinna Hawkes, Marie T Ruel, Leah Salm, Bryony Sinclair, Francesco Branca
Rachel Nugent, Carol Levin, Jessica Hale, Brian Hutchinson
- SUN Country MeetingApril 30, 2019 - 1:28 pm
- SUN Global MeetingApril 12, 2019 - 11:26 am
- ZimVAC Kariba WorkshopDecember 20, 2018 - 9:02 am
- World Food Day 2018December 19, 2018 - 5:44 pm
- Chipinge Food FairDecember 19, 2018 - 8:47 am
- Documentation of the Role of Chiefs in Promoting Food and Nutrition SecurityDecember 19, 2018 - 8:46 am
- Massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East AfricaJanuary 20, 2020 - 1:00 am
- Agriculture ministers meeting in Berlin welcomes the FAO-designed concept for an International Digital Council for Food and AgricultureJanuary 18, 2020 - 5:00 pm
- Putting trade to work for the goal of food securityJanuary 17, 2020 - 5:00 pm
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