Blog: Nutrition

January conference call recording is now available!

14 January 2016
In 2016, we will be campaigning on three important issues on which grassroots advocacy can have real impact, and which will potentially affect the lives of millions of people: TB; nutrition; and climate risk insurance. On this month's conference call, we introduced these new campaigns to campaigners to help you plan your activities for the year. We also set you the challenge of bringing new people in to join and strengthen our movement. With more of us reaching more decision-makers, we can have...

New Report Launch: What Works for Nutrition? Stories of Success from Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya

3 November 2015

Join RESULTS UK, Concern Worldwide, and the University of Westminster for the launching of their joint report, ‘ What works for Nutrition? Stories of Success from Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya ”. The launch will take place tomorrow, 4 November 2015, in Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament from 14:00 - 15:00 . This report discusses the drivers of progress in tackling multiple forms of malnutrition in these three countries. It also identifies some of the challenges which pose as...

Available Now: Hidden Hunger Webinar Recording

26 October 2015

Did you miss our webinar on Hidden Hunger last Tuesday? Fear not! A recording of the call is now available here: https://momentum.adobeconnect.com/_a832732884/p4via5hcz25/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal We were joined by Anushree Shiroor, our nutrition policy expert, who discussed what hidden hunger is, the impact it has on growth and development and the interventions that are used to tackle it. This was the...

World Food Day 2015: Seizing the opportunity for Adolescent Nutrition

16 October 2015

The period of pregnancy and the first two years of life are crucial for a child’s survival, development, and ability to carve a healthy and prosperous life. Over 3 million children die before their fifth birthday due to poor nutrition in early years, and over 200 million who manage to survive are unable to reach their true potential because poor nutrition has hindered their growth and development, which pushes them into a cycle of ill-health and poverty. The first 1000 days are a critical...

Global Goal 2: Ethiopia makes good progress on Millenium Development Goals

23 September 2015

On Friday the new set of ‘Global Goals’ will be signed at the U.N. General Assembly, and of the 17 goals, Goal two is fundamental for achieving many others. The aim of Goal two will be to “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. [caption id="attachment_16079" align="alignleft" width="200"] Caption Community Health...

World B(r)E(a)ST-feeding Week 2015

4 August 2015

#WBW2015 Every year 1 st -7 th August is observed as the World Breastfeeding Week, to celebrate, protect, promote, and support breastfeeding . This year we observe 25 years since the Innocenti declaration (1990), which recognised that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development. Now, why do we need to dedicate one whole week to something as natural as breastfeeding?

Here are just seven of the...

N4G - 2 years since London, 1 year from Rio. Where do we stand?

8 June 2015

Anushree Shiroor, Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition), blogs on the second anniversary of Nutrition for Growth. It is June 8 th , two years since the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit in London where governments, development organisations and businesses came together to tackle the lifelong scourge of malnutrition. Co-hosted by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and the Government of Brazil, a total...

Unleashing the Power of Nutrition

17 April 2015

Steve Lewis, Head of Policy Advocacy, RESULTS UK, attended the launch of The Power of Nutrition in Washington yesterday. Here he explains why this new fund is so important. The Power of Nutrition , a major new fund for nutrition was launched in the World Bank yesterday. Driven by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and supported by DFID and...

Nutrition Scorecard Launch: Driving Accountability and Future Commitments

16 April 2015

Today, along with our global partners, we launch the ACTION Nutrition Donor Scorecard, an accountability tool for tracking Nutrition for Growth commitments. Until recently nutrition has been relegated to the sidelines of development planning only taking centre stage at times of acute humanitarian crises. Yet with undernutrition behind 45% of all preventable child deaths worldwide this has been a...

10 Reasons We Need to Tackle Hidden Hunger

14 April 2015

Hunger is more than just not having enough to eat. Not getting enough essential vitamins and minerals leads to micronutrient deficiencies, or ‘hidden hunger’. In an effort to make this form of undernutrition less hidden, here are ten things you might not know about micronutrient deficiencies:

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