U.S. global nutrition plan should bring nutrition back to Earth

Poor nutrition harms the health of more than one-half of the people on the planet. Two billion suffer from malnutrition.  It drives poverty that entrenches inequality across generations, and is the underlying cause of 45 percent of child deaths worldwide. Another 1.9 billion people suffer from over-nutrition by virtue of eating too much of the wrong stuff—calories that overwhelm …

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Complementary feeding for children 6 months to 2 years of age

Working with local women in rural Tanzania, this project seeks to establish community level production of quality, safer, and low cost nutrient rich semi processed complementary foods for children 6-24 months of age. We shall use value added approaches such as farming and processing as well as household level approaches using locally available products that …

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New Voices in Food Security and Nutrition

Last week, Feed the Future caught up with the 2014 class of the Aspen Institute‚Äôs New Voices Fellowship, designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. The Fellowship, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, helps recipients sharpen their messages, elevate their stories and communicate their insights …

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Culture, the albatross perpetuating stunting and malnutrition

FOOD, DESPITE BEING THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, COULD BECOME THE GREATEST THREAT AND CAUSE OF DEATH, PARTICULARLY ACROSS AFRICA. When we speak about Italian, French, British or Zimbabwean cuisine, we are talking about more than spices; we are talking about culture. If food signifies culture, then so does agriculture. As Massimo Montanari …

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