Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition: Time to Innovate!

The first decade of the 21st century was one of widespread inertia toward the burgeoning “double burden,” that is, rising overweight co-existing with relatively stagnant undernutrition rates — even within the nutrition and public health world.

Accelerating Progress to End Hunger and Malnutrition through Implementation Science

Undernutrition remains a stubborn development challenge in many parts of the world, yet overweight and obesity are simultaneously on the rise globally, and sharply increasing in many low and middle-income countries. As a result, rates of diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases are climbing, increasing the global health burden, while micronutrient deficiencies plague both ends of this spectrum >> Read more

The Role of Gender Equality in Accelerlating Progress on SDG2

Can gender equality accelerate the achievement of SDG2? I think the answer is yes. There is a growing body of evidence that documents the linkages between SDG5 on gender equality and women's empowerment and SDG2 and SDG3 — eliminating poverty, achieving zero hunger and malnutrition, and good health and wellbeing for women and children.

Investment, Attention Needed to Improve Food Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries

Food safety has skyrocketed up the development agenda. The demand for safe food is growing fast, driven by empowered middle-class consumers, whose numbers are climbing more and more rapidly