25 March 2015: Read Patrick Webb's latest blog for the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition on "why nutrition must feature prominently in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals".
23 March 2015: CMN, ACF, UNICEF and FANTA are collaborating to create a Toolkit to Monitor Bottlenecks to Effective Coverage of Community-Based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition Services. Read the summary document here.
11 March 2015: New film by Noemi Weis entitled 'MILK' brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding using voices from around the world.
4 March 2015: The FAO's Voices of the Hungry has extended its call for research proposals to March 20th. Seven proposals will be slelected for access to Gallup® World Poll annual survey data from 150 countries.
4 March 2015: Jessica Johnston, Vice President for Programs and Operations for the MDG Health Alliance blogs on the Lancet Global Health blog on Why focus on nutrition in the final year of the Millennium Development Goals?
Papers and publications
31 March 2015: CMAM Forum releases a technical brief by Marie-Pierre Duclercq on 'Production of Ready-to-Use Food (RUF): an overview of the steps and challenges involved in the “local” production of RUF'.
31 March 2015: The UNSCN policy brief on ‘Nutrition Priority Indicators for post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals’ is now available in all 6 UN languages and can be downloaded here.
10 March 2015: New study in the AJCN Community-based management of severe acute malnutrition in India: new evidence from Bihar describes the characteristics and outcomes of 8274 children treated February 2009 to September 2011.
4 March 2015: Published on February 18th, the Lancet's Obesity 2015 series examines systematic issues contributing to obesity worldwide, looking especially through the lens of the food environment.
4 March 2015: The Global Panel of Agriculture and Food Systems has released Biofortification: An Agricultural Investment for Nutrition which provides evidence for biofortification as a part of nutrition-sensitive national agricultural research and investment.
4 March 2015: FAO's Regional Office for Africa released an article that shows participatory nutrition education is a catalyst for dietary diversity, following a joint study conducted by the Government of Malawi, FAO, and Justus-Liebig University Giessen in Germany.
4 March 2015: Ready-to-use supplementary food increases fat mass and BMI in Haitian school-aged children. New paper by Lannotti, Henretty, Delnatus et al. in the Journal of Nutrition. April 1st, 2015.
4 March 2015: Now released: Nutrition assessment, counselling and support for adolescents and adults living with HIV. A programming guide. Food and nutrition in the context of HIV and TB. Guidance note. WFP, PEPFAR/USAID, UNAIDS 2014.
Tools and training
31 March 2015: The Potsdam Summer School of International Nutrition, which focuses on “Future Food” will be held in Potsdam, Germany during October 13th to 19th 2015. Just in the week ahead of the 12th European Congress of Nutrition held in Berlin.
4 March 2015: The latest WFP Market Monitor provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples, impact on the cost of the basic food basket, and identifies "hotspots" where food security is most affected.
4 March 2015: On March 9th 2015 SPRING will launch a series of webinars on 'Better Data for Nutrition', starting with a joint webinar with the DHS on Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Data for Nutrition Programs.