Category Archives: stunting

Dealing with Fragility and Conflict: The importance of resilient food systems

One of the great dilemmas of our time is how we will secure and provide plentiful, healthy and nutritious food for all, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable and safe manner while addressing the co-existing double burden of … Continue reading

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Addressing chronic malnutrition through multi-sectoral, sustainable approaches

My colleague Kris and I just published a paper in Frontiers in Nutrition. The paper examines the chronic undernutrition in children, also known as stunting and what interventions and approaches could be instituted to tackle it. Sadly, there are currently … Continue reading

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The Significance of Stunting

It is often said that a picture can tell a thousand words. Sometimes the same can be said for an indicator. Stunting – a measurement of chronic malnutrition – is one such indicator. Whilst stunting might not be a term … Continue reading

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New UNICEF Nutrition Report Released

UNICEF’s nutrition report has just been released and I think it is a great contribution to what has been a big year for nutrition within the development agenda. The last time we saw a report from UNICEF on nutrition statistics … Continue reading

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Timor Leste: No Joy in the Brilliance of Sunshine

“Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, … Continue reading

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Sanitation and Hygiene impacts stunting in Ethiopian region

An interesting study was published in the Public Health Nutrition journal that examined which type of interventions can reduce stunting, linear growth retardation, in children ages 6 to 36 months over a five year period in the Amhara region of … Continue reading

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