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FAO Director-General and EU Commissioner for Development discuss cooperation for nutrition

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met on 3 July with the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, at the Organization’s headquarters in Rome to discuss a number of crucial issues for food security and nutrition. Graziano da Silva also thanked the Commissioner for the EU’s generous contribution to the...

Private sector and civil society emphasize commitment to a successful outcome for ICN2

On June 20th, representatives of the private sector and civil society gathered in Rome to discuss the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) and to present their suggestions for the ICN2 outcome documents to the FAO member states. The private sector delegation leader, J.B. Cordaro from Mars, Inc., affirmed the...

Nutrition in the news

New research on how poor nutrition leads to development of chronic diseases

International research involving the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that poor nutrition - including a lack of fruits, vegetables and whole grains - is associated with the development of multiple chronic diseases over time. "Risk factors such as smoking, lack of physical activity and nutrition are...

Michelle Obama’s call to action on America’s childhood obesity epidemic

Michelle Obama is publicly voicing her opposition to a recent initiative aimed at loosening nutrition standards in American schools. The current standards ensure that school meals deliver essential nutrients to children by limiting calories and salt and integrating more nutritious foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables. “We know that...