Blog: Nutrition

The Youth Leaders for Nutrition at No Hunger Radio

16 October 2020

Last March, our Youth Leaders for Nutrition, Florence Sibomana from Rwanda and Maxwell Mumba from Zambia, came to London for an advocacy tour with RESULTS UK. During their time with us, they were interviewed at the No Hunger Radio of Action Against Hunger, where they talked about their advocacy engagement in nutrition, and shared an important message regarding the next Nutrition for Growth Summit (N4G).

In this interview, Florence and Maxwell explained that nutrition, as a cross...

Nourishing is not just about feeding

16 October 2020

On this World Food Day (16 October), there are many pressing issues affecting the state of global nutrition: the impact of COVID-19; food insecurity; and the fact that the UK’s financial commitments for nutrition end this year with no renewal in sight. In light of these urgent challenges, it’s important to highlight the need for nutrition...

August 2020 grassroots conference call - Global nutrition programmes are at risk

5 August 2020

This month, after electing a new Grassroots Trustee to our Board of Trustees (congratulations Cameron!), we heard about the achievements of grassroots advocacy during the turbulet month of July. With the recently-announced merger between DFID and the Foreign Office to create a new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), there was lots of activity to report, with many MPs agreeing with your requests for their support for a continued focus of UK aid on poverty reduction, and to...

COVID-19 has exposed the danger of iniquitous food and health systems - let's fix it

12 May 2020
"Progress on nutrition is not just too slow - it is also deeply unfair," Global Nutrition Report 2020

Progress has been made but more needs to be done. It is a cliché NGO response whenever new data is released, striking a cautious balance between recognising global efforts while sounding an urgent call to action. I would go one further in response to the Global Nutrition Report (GNR) published today -...

Nutrition for resilience: the role of nutrition in building pandemic preparedness

7 April 2020

Florence giving a speech during a Parliamentary event on health in February 2020. Image: Action for Global Health

This is a guest blog by Youth Leader for Nutrition, Florence Sibomana.

Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the pressure that health systems the world over are creaking under. While governments are rapidly trying to...

February Grassroots Conference Call 2020: Funding the fight against malnutrition

7 February 2020

Thanks so much to Chris Dendys (pictured), nutrition advocacy expert and Excecutive Director of RESULTS Canada for joining us on the network-wide conference call this month. We explored how nutrition underpins so many of the Sustainable Development Goals, and how investing in nutrition can have wide-ranging health and economic benefits for individuals and communities.

We also discussed the opportunity this year's Nutrition For Growth 'pledging moment'...

Working together to achieve real change

24 January 2020

With 2020 likely to prove a pivotal year for the UK Government’s approach to international development, RESULTS’ Senior Policy Advocacy Officer Callum Northcote looks ahead at the upcoming opportunities and argues that for civil society to achieve the impact we all want to achieve, we have to work together.

2020 is going to be an important year. We tend to say that every year, but this year does feel slightly different. We are a third of the way towards 2030 and the...

Full stomachs are not enough

16 October 2019

To mark World Food Day, Callum Northcote, RESULTS’ Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition) tells us why it’s not just about having enough food to eat, but having enough of the right food to eat.

You know that feeling when you’re counting down to lunch? You keep checking the clock to see if colleagues or peers will judge the timing of your sandwich. The crisps you’ve bought may be winking at you, and the feeling in your stomach is making it hard to rip the bag open. That same...

Preventing maternal and child deaths means tackling malnutrition

8 October 2019

As DFID commits to ending preventable deaths of mothers, new-born babies and children in the developing world by 2030, RESULTS UK’s new Head of Policy Advocacy, Alan Lally-Francis, explains why, in order to reach that commitment, the UK must view nutrition as one of its priorities.

In 2018, 5.3 million ...

The Japan 2020 Global Nutrition Summit – The UK’s Role

6 September 2019

This is a guest blog post by London campaigner Layla Moccia. Layla is interested in data modelling to overcome global developmental challenges; and in the intersections of technology, economic policy and sustainability. She studied Chemical Engineering at UCL, before then working in investment banking in mergers and acquisitions. Layla is now a Research Assistant at the UCL Institute of Sustainability, where she will be studying a masters in Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and...

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