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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), 19-21 November 2014

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After receiving more than 800 photos depicting “Why nutrition matters”, the ICN2 Photo Contest has been narrowed down to three finalists. The winner will be determined by a public vote: From 31 October until 18 November, FAO Facebook fans will be able to choose their favourite photo by “liking” it...
Hundreds of millions of people around the world are starving, while half a billion are obese—and they are living side by side in the same countries and the same communities. In this short video, learn more about malnutrition from FAO and WHO experts.  
In the past two decades, child and maternal malnutrition has declined almost by half. Yet, child undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies still impose the greatest nutritionrelated health burden at the global level. Undernutrition in children often results from poor quality diets in terms of variety, nutrient content and food safety during...
5th Africa Food and Nutrition Day A symposium on Sustainable Indigenous African Diets for Food and Nutrition Security jointly organized by the African Union Commission, Food and Agricultural Organization and the European Union has opened in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The symposium was a prelude to the 2014 Africa...
On Thursday, 30 October 2014, FAO will host representatives from the Group of 77 (G77) countries for the third and final event in its communication series, “Communicating to Inspire Change: Dialogue on Nutrition”. The series aims to raise awareness and stimulate debate around the importance of nutrition as we approach...