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Ending Malnutrition by 2020: an Agenda for Change in the Millennium

Author: United Nations ACC/SCN
Organisation: United Nations ACC/SCN
Publish Date: 2000
Country: Global
Sector: Health
Method: Forecasting
Theme: Food
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Nutrition, Malnutrition, National policies, Economic policies, Social policies, Data analyses, Task forces

The document discusses the impact of poor nutrition throughout the life cycle, and examines societal issues that must be addressed and the challenges for food production, agriculture and the environment. The key issues are condensed in an executive summary. The authors describe the major nutritional challenges that have been identified. Reviewing recent progress and setbacks in overcoming these, they highlight the following elements of the current situation: progress in some areas, lessons learned from countries that have achieved significant improvements, the social, economic and personal costs of malnutrition are huge. Concludes that to accelerate progress, poor nutrition must be tackled throughout the whole life-cycle from birth to adulthood. Action is needed to address social issues and attitudes to food, as well as to increase food production and manage the associated environmental pressures.
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