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Statement from 1,000 Days’ Executive Director, Lucy Sullivan November 21, 2014 This week leaders from over 190 governments gathered in Rome for the International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to discuss and advance policy options and strategies to improve food systems and people’s diets in order to more effectively address the world’s major nutritional challenges. Twenty-two years since the first International Conference on Nutrition, ICN2 has provided an historic moment for countries to demonstrate greater commitment…

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Global Nutrition Report 2014

This report highlights the global nature of malnutrition and the successes and bottlenecks in addressing it. Malnutrition continues to affect the lives of millions of children and women worldwide. Every country is affected by some form of nutrition problem. This calls for countries to put in place appropriate strategies to overcome the problem in a concerted manner. But it isn’t an easy task. We all have many priorities and concerns that compete for our attention,…

THE SCIENCE ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN NUTRITION AND NCDs Dietary patterns Consuming predominantly plant-based diets reduces the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some forms of cancer. Plant-based diets are high in vegetables and fruits, wholegrains, pulses, nuts and seeds, and have only modest amounts of meat and dairy . These diets help to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood pressure, and are also rich in sources of dietary fibre (which…

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NCDA and WCRF ICN2 Call to Member States

The Second International Conference on Nutrition: Moving from politics to action to end malnutrition in all its forms A call to Member States to include in their statements to the Second International Conference on Nutrition an outline of specific time-bound and measurable actions they will implement to advance the Rome Declaration commitments. The NCD Alliance and the World Cancer Research Fund International welcome the coming together of Member States of the World Health Organization and…

TOWARD A HEALTHY FUTURE Working TogeTher To end neglecTed Tropical diseases and MalnuTriTion TOWARD A HEALTHY FUTURE Working TogeTher To end neglecTed Tropical diseases and MalnuTriTion OCTOBER 2014 “Toward a Healthy Future” is endorsed by: Sabin Vacc ine Inst itute The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s mission is to reduce needless human suffering from vaccine-preventable and neglected tropical diseases by developing new vaccines, advocating for increased use of existing vaccines, and promoting expanded access to affordable medical…

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