We are currently facing a triple burden of malnutrition: under-nutrition, micronutrient deficiency, and overnutrition/overconsumption, often within the same countries, communities and households.
The triple burden of malnutrition is symptomatic of underlying problems: poverty, inequalities and dysfunctional food systems.
A single focus on undernutrition is insufficient to address either the range of nutritional problems affecting every country in the world, or the oncoming tsunami of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, asthma and other NCDS linked to overweight/obesity.
This thematic discussion was led by FAO and WFP in collaboration with “The World We Want”.
The consultation was facilitated by the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)