Tag Archives: stunting

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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Dietary diversity plays an important role in child undernutrition and food security in Bangladesh

In the last six or seven years, there have been some excellent scientific publications by Arimond and Ruel, Kennedy and colleagues, and Sawadogo demonstrating that dietary diversity is correlated with growth, micronutrient intake in children under five years of age … Continue reading

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Five years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals

I recently authored a paper of an Evaluation of Progress Toward the Millennium Development Goal One–Hunger Target. The paper was commissioned by the World Food Programme and is now available at full length here. One of the targets of the … Continue reading

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