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Nutrition Under Siege, Again.

The war in Ukraine threatens mothers and children globally.     In 1932-1933 Stalin’s Russia used a horrific weapon on the people of Ukraine: man-made hunger. Rejection of outside aid, confiscation of all household foods and grains, and restriction of population movement created an unprecedented famine that killed millions of Ukrainians: The Holodomor.  Fast forward …

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For Mothers and Children, the COVID-19 Nutrition Disruption Could Impact a Generation

As a part of the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center’s series, this podcast features Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director of Micronutrient Forum and Co-convenor of Standing Together for Nutrition. She discusses how COVID-19 is having a far-reaching impact on the food system and malnutrition among mothers and children in particular leading to poor health …

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New Study on Benefits of Fortified Food Supplement Sachets for Young Children

Findings from a new study from researchers, Dewey et al., at the University of California, Davis, based on an analysis combining data from 14 trials, were published in a series of four papers in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, demonstrating the benefits of fortified food supplements in a small sachet for young children. The …

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Call to Action: Zinc Fortification by IZiNCG

IZiNCG Steering Committee along with Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), GAIN, and Nutrition Internation has released the Call to Action on Zinc Fortification. This document provides an overview of the prevalence of zinc deficiency, the evidence in support of large scale zinc fortification as well as its benefits and highlights the priority actions for 35 countries …

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A Milestone: MMS Now on WHO’s Essential Medicine List

Multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) have now been included in the  World Health Organization (WHO) model Essential Medicines List (EML) as an antenatal supplement for pregnant women. The 23rd Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines recommended the inclusion of MMS based on the strong evidence that it is a cost-effective intervention that has …

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Upcoming UNFSS Webinar on Gender Equality on 14 September

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) and the SUN Civil Society Network (CSN) present a UN Food Systems Independent Dialogue on Gender Equality: A Key Driver To Enhancing Food Systems and Good Nutrition   DATE: 14th September 2021 TIME: 8-10 AM EST | 2-4PM CET | 9-11 PM JST REGISTER HERE:  This multi-stakeholder …

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Watch Dr. Saskia Osendarp’s Interview on Bloomberg News

  In a Bloomberg QuickTake “Charge” Show that aired on 29 July 2021, Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director, Micronutrient Forum,  shared the latest findings from the Nature Food Publication on the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child undernutrition and mortality. Watch the clip here and the full show here. In 2020, world hunger hit …

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Read Our Latest Research in Nature Food Journal

The economic crisis and food and health system disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to exacerbate undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Standing Together for Nutrition Consortium, a collective group of nutrition, economic, food, and health system experts, developed pessimistic, moderate and optimistic scenarios for 2020–2022 and used modelling tools to estimate the …

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US Hill Briefing: The Rising COVID-19 Malnutrition Crisis

Bread for the World, Standing Together for Nutrition (ST4N) and 1,000 Days are organizing a briefing for the US Congress on 10 August at 9 am ET to build awareness on the projected deterioration of maternal and child nutrition resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for greater investment in nutrition, particularly within global COVID-19 …

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