Nutrition

2025 nutrition targets policy briefs: stakeholders’ input

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WHO/NHD

30 September 2014 -- The World Health Assembly (WHA) unanimously agreed in 2012 to endorse a set of six global nutrition targets that by 2025 global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. Please take some time to read all six briefs and submit comments no later than 8 October 2014.

Updates to eLENA

eLENA newsletter cover photo September 2014
WHO/PAHO

25 September 2014 -- The WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) has recently been updated to include the following nutrition interventions:

• Exclusive breastfeeding to reduce the risk of childhood overweight and obesity
• Reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce the risk of childhood overweight and obesity
• Limiting portion sizes to reduce the risk of childhood overweight and obesity
• Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases
• Reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain in adults

WHO and FAO announce Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

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FAO/WHO

28 August 2014 -- The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) will be held in Rome from 19 to 21 November 2014, with the participation of Heads of State and Government, at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Mothers’ support groups help to encourage breastfeeding

Graphic depicting a mother, infant breastfeeding, father and health worker.
WHO

31 July 2014 -- World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. WHO actively promotes breastfeeding as the best source of nourishment for infants and young children.

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Contact information:

Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

Fax: +4122 791 41 56
Email: nutrition@who.int