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Local to National: Thailand’s Integrated Nutrition program

THAILAND REDUCED CHILD undernutrition by more than half within one decade—an achievement recognized by the nutrition community as one of the best examples of a successful national nutrition program. Underweight rates among children under five…

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On the front line: Community nutrition programming

Whatever advances have been made in terms of technologies, interventions, and their delivery platforms in recent decades, it is households and communities that remain on the front lines in combating malnutrition. During the past half century, several…

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Commitments and accountability: Peru’s unique nutrition journey

PERUVIANS HAVE MUCH to celebrate in regards to the rapid progress the country has made in reducing malnutrition. In 2013, only 3.5 percent of children under five years of age in Peru were underweight. Even smaller proportions— 0.5 percent and 0.1…

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Championing nutrition: Effective leadership for action

THE CALLS FOR strong leadership in the fight against global and national malnutrition have multiplied during the past decade. The role of nutrition champions in advocating for nutrition, formulating policies, and coordinating and implementing action…

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Food policy in 2014-2015: Strong advances and stubborn setbacks

The year 2014 saw mixed results for food and nutrition security: some countries made headway on policies to cut hunger, while in other countries conflict and health crises took a heavy human toll. Much of the year’s discourse focused on potential…

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An Ambitious Development Goal: Ending Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Much attention in 2013 was devoted to considering what should follow the Millennium Development Goals, which will come to an end in 2015. Chapter 2 calls for prioritizing the elimination of hunger and undernutrition globally by 2025 and discusses what…