Blog: Nutrition

Why Trump was wrong to oppose breastfeeding resolution

6 August 2018

With World Breastfeeding Week coming to a close, Callum Northcote, RESULTS UK’s Policy Advocacy Officer for nutrition, reviews this year’s World Health Assembly breastfeeding resolution , which has since attracted global media attention.

I want to believe, as per a 9 July tweet, that Donald Trump and his team care about malnutrition and poverty. I want to believe that their approach...

Breast is best, but...

2 August 2018

This guest blog post was written by Regina Keith from the University of Westminster. Regina is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and is on the Executive Committee of the World Public Health Nutrition Association, promoting increased global capacity in public health nutrition and the right to health and nutrition for all.

Preventing the deaths of 823,000 children under five-year-olds each year can be achieved by exclusively breastfeeding all infants until...

In conversation with Dr Naseer Nizamani for International Women's Day

8 March 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I spoke to Dr Naseer Nizamani, Country Director of Nutrition International in Pakistan, about the importance of good nutrition for women and girls and why malnutrition must be addressed for progress on gender equality.

For more information on malnuntrition in Pakistan, take a look at our...

Milan, a moment, and an opportunity: Update from the Global Nutrition Summit

6 November 2017

The landmark 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in London firmly put nutrition on the political and global agenda . Hunger and malnutrition often make the headlines, but until the 2013 summit, malnutrition remained neglected. It was through bringing together leaders, businesses, and civil society that financial commitments to scale-up nutrition efforts were made, rather than empty promises. The much-needed investment boost, US $4 billion for nutrition-specific, and $19 billion for...

You can't study if you're hungry

10 October 2017

RESULTS UK recently led a delegation of four parliamentarians to Tanzania to visit programmes working to improve nutrition and education. We were joined by Roberta Blackman-Woods MP , Lord David Watts , Henry Smith MP , and David Linden MP , members of parliament from the three...

September conference call recording now available

13 September 2017

A recording of the September grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

Poor nutrition leads to millions of child deaths and wasted human potential, but is entirely preventable. The UK has played a big role in the global fight against malnutrition. In 2013, then Prime Minister David Cameron established the ‘Nutrition for Growth’ (‘N4G’) agenda, raising $23 billion of new funding for nutrition programmes.

But four...

World Breastfeeding Week special - what mums have to say!

7 August 2017

Breastmilk; nature’s elixir which combines nutrition, immunology, and nurture in precise proportions for the new born who has just come from the protective womb of a mother.

When done correctly, breastfeeding can save not 10, not 100, not even 1000, but over 800,000 lives every single year – helping young babies survive and thrive by promoting their little brains and bodies to develop rapidly and properly, whilst protecting them from infection. It also has a long lasting protective...

Why the G7 must do more on food security and nutrition

16 March 2017

Lunch hour at work officially starts at 1pm. Unfortunately, I don’t think the stomach and brain understand time. Despite having breakfast this morning, hunger pangs set in around 12:00pm itself. I cave in. No harm in bringing lunch forward by an hour if it means I can work the rest of the afternoon in peace – energized, focused, and functioning at 100%.

Then I think of the 795 million people going hungry who have to get on with their day-to-day activities (including strenuous manual...

March conference call recording now available

10 March 2017

A recording of the March grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

In recent years, the UK government has played an important role in raising the global focus of malnutrition.

Yet around 3 million children still die each year from malnutrition, and the world is way off track to meet global targets for ensuring good nutrition. There is a serious risk that progress in tackling malnutrition will...

Are we doing enough on women's nutrition?

8 March 2017

NO, is the indisputable answer to the question.

Poor nutrition, ill-health, reduced potential, and poverty trap women in a vicious cycle which threatens their survival and blocks the progress they are capable of achieving for themselves, and for society.

Women constitute over 40% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, but less than 20% of the world’s landholders are women (in some parts of Africa, less than 5%)...

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