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

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16 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen...

After taking over responsibility for managing the national school feeding programme in September 2010, the Government of Cabo Verde requested technical support from several UN agencies to secure continuity of the programme. In 2011, FAO, WHO, WFP and UNICEF formed a four year United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) to assist...

Nutrition clinics have become central to tackling obesity in Bahrain. In 2007, the country had one of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (after Kuwait and Saudi Arabia), with 33% of adults aged over 20 classified as overweight, of whom 36% are obese. This...

Pupils at Khemendra Primary School in Fiji don’t just learn about healthy food, they help to grow their own. Each class is responsible for cultivating different types of fruit and vegetables in the school garden and greenhouse. The project was started by teacher Mereani Ligaiviu after she attended a workshop...

Greater progress in the effort to slash world hunger and malnutrition will pay a "peace dividend" by reducing pressures that feed into social unrest and civil conflict, FAO said today. Announcing today FAO's partnership in a major inter-religious all-star football "Match for Peace" taking place on 1 September at Rome's...

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