Blog: Nutrition

Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Nutrition, Climate Change and Indigenous Food Networks

22 April 2022

The organisers of Earth Day 2022 have said that as a planet, we must “act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).” This goal is admirable and – more importantly – imperative. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, released a report earlier this year that found roughly half of the world’s population is...

Malnutrition is sexist

7 March 2022

In discussions about lived experience of nutrition, it doesn't take long for issues of gender equality to emerge. Women eating last and least in households is a phenomenon experienced all over the world, linked to both economic factors and cultural norms.

It also reflects another truth about the multiple inequalities faced by women and girls globally: ...

A New Year for Nutrition

4 January 2022

As we welcome in the new year, it is also time to say goodbye to the old. 2021 was a year filled with global health highlights and setbacks, but also carried the weight of expectation as a “Nutrition Year of Action”. Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued economic instability posed significant challenges for this Year of Action, there were several advancements for global nutrition that were cause for optimism.

The past year has shown how COVID-19...

Advocating for adolescents’ health and nutrition

8 December 2021

This is a guest blog by Youth Leader for Nutrition Florence Sibomana. The Youth Leaders for Nutrition programme was launched in 2018 by the SUN Civil Society Network, in partnership with Save the Children UK, RESULTS UK, and Global Citizen. Florence is a doctor based in Rwanda, with a passion for global health and social justice.

The world is home to...

November Conference Call- Commit to nutrition now! (Event organising)

2 November 2021

November's action is a final push in our nutrition campaigning this year, ahead of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, a global pledging moment for tackling malnutrition. RESULTS action groups are encouraged to organise an advocacy event, with the aim of getting as many letters as possible sent to Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss urging the UK to commit to tackling malnutrition. So in this month's conference call, we heard from Sophie Willis and Tahira Kulsoom, Field Organisers at the Aid...

September Grassroots Conference Call: Nutrition for Growth - it's time to commit!

8 September 2021

In our September grassroots conference call, we focused on the issue of nutrition, with just weeks to go now before the important Nutrition for Growth Summit in early December. But that's not all! With the UN climate conference (COP-26) coming up in Glasgow, there's a great opportunity to use this UK Government priority to show the impact climate change has on food security, hunger and nutrition - see the links below.

We were privileged to hear from nutrition advocacy expert Meaza...

Where is the UK in the fight against malnutrition?

26 July 2021

As we approach a key part of the Year of Action on Nutrition, starting with the UN Food System Pre-Summit this week leading to the actual Food System Summit in September, and the Nutrition for Growth Summit in December, engagement by governments is key to mobilising the financial and political commitments required to tackle malnutrition.

Each of these events are important milestones of the Year of Action on Nutrition. The Food System Summit and the Pre-Summit are convened by the...

May Grassroots Conference call: Nutrition for Growth Year of Action

7 May 2021

This month, the call kicked off with Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, giving an overview of recent UK Government announcements on cuts to the UK aid budget and where we're at with the campaign to oppose the cuts (we've since published a blog post on this topic ). After a roundup about the network's activities and hearing about a few exciting events that...

“Callous and short-sighted.” What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

30 April 2021
"Callous and short sighted." What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently confirmed the Government’s plans to slash global health and education funding in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century.

In a statement released at the end of the day on 21 April, we learnt the Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

Nutrition is a human right

10 February 2021

Being healthy should not be a privilege: health is a fundamental human right. Given that our health depends on being able to eat meals that contain the vital nutrients our bodies need to survive and thrive - nutrition is also a human right, and shouldn’t be reserved to those who are privileged.

Malnutrition shows inequalities

Being malnourished takes many different forms. Undernutrition conditions include being wasted (dangerously thin for your height), stunted (...

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