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New research report: The Double Burden of Malnutrition in Zambia and Indonesia

November 8th, 2019

Choices has finalized a new report titled “The double burden of malnutrition in Zambia and Indonesia: How are national nutrition policies influenced by international recommendations?” The research has been conducted by Inge de Bresser, our intern writing her master thesis for Global Health at Maastricht University. 

After elaborate data collection, comprising situation analyses, policy analyses, and interviews with stakeholders from the government, food companies, civil society organizations, and academic institutions in both countries, Inge concluded that both countries should develop double-duty nutrition policies. This means that strategies and interventions address both under- and overnutrition simultaneously.

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Achieving Global Nutrition Targets: Latest updates

November 1st, 2019

The Global Nutrition Report's Country Nutrition Profiles brings together the latest data on child, adolescent and adult nutrition-related outcomes to identify the burden of malnutrition at the global, regional, sub-regional and country level. ​Global nutrition report (GNR) developed two impressive tools which provide insights on the burden of malnutrition in all its forms and on the progress made on the reduction of malnutrition.

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1 in 3 children undernourished or overweight

October 23rd, 2019

Worldwide, 200 million children under the age of 5 (almost 1 in 3) are suffering the consequences of poor diets, according to a recent UNICEF report.

"We are losing ground in the fight for healthy diets." said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, during the presentation of the State of the World's Children report on October 15th. “This is not a battle we can win on our own. We need governments, the private sector and civil society to prioritize child nutrition and work together to address the causes of unhealthy eating in all its forms.”

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