Blog: Nutrition

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...

May grassroots conference call: World Bank funding for nutrition

8 May 2019

Last night's monthly conference call discussed something a bit different: how to influence the World Bank's financing of human development, including vital nutrition programmes.

As well as funding its own nutrition programmes, the UK Government is the biggest financial contributor to 'IDA', the International Development Association, the mechanism through which the World Bank funds programmes in some of the world's poorest countries, through grants and low-interest loans. Using its...

Let’s empower women nutritionally

8 March 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Youth Leader for Nutrition Barsha Bhattarai to find out her thoughts on malnutrition in Nepal, why malnutrition is an issue for women, and who inspires her to do the work she does.

Barsha is campaigning for greater investment in adolescent nutrition, an area which has until now been largely neglected. She also organises community theatre to help communities understand complicated nutrition issues, and currently works...

February 2019 grassroots conference call

26 February 2019

You can hear the recording of February's grassroots conference call here . After a discussion of the latest attacks on UK aid in the media, and the importance of continuing to speak up for our efforts to achieve the Global Goals, the discussion turned to one of the most important topics in global health - malnutrition.

Good nutrition underpins one's ability to lead a healthy life, and the UK...

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