Blog: Nutrition

December grassroots conference call

14 December 2018

A recording of the December grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by three expert RESULTS staff members to talk about our advocacy priorities for the coming year. These are also outlined in this month's action materials . Listen or read how we plan to make a difference in 2019, and plan your own campaigning! We've also set...

Q&A with Bormey Chuun: a youth leader for nutrition

16 October 2018

This guest blog post was written by Bormey Chuun, who is taking part in the Scaling Up Nutrition 'Youth Leaders for Nutrition' global advocacy programme. Bormey lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is currently working for Helen Keller International (a non-profit organisation that combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition) and is halfway through a degree in...

October grassroots conference call

3 October 2018

A recording of the October grassroots conference call is now online. This month, we were joined by Megan Pennell, Country Support Adviser for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, based at Save the Children in London. Megan works with over 40 countries to develop strong national plans to tackle malnutrition and leads SUN’s youth engagement work....

A wake up call: new figures reveal the scale of the burden of malnutrition

20 September 2018

‘The absolute number of people in the world affected by undernourishment, or chronic food deprivation, is now estimated to have increased to nearly 821 million.’

821 million. Let’s put that into perspective. For every 9 people alive, one of them suffers with undernutrition. Except, of course, it disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries putting a ceiling on individual, societal and national development.

Why this blog now? Well, last week the Food...

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...

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