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

The FAO ICN2 communications toolkit provides tools and suggestions for informing and engaging the public in nutrition-related activities. Read through the texts provided in this section for key messages and tips. Use the toolkit videos, photos and promotional materials to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges for improving nutrition. Share these materials with community institutions such as schools, local farmers’ associations, and businesses. Make them available to local or national media outlets and government offices.

Learn more about why nutrition is important and help spread the word!

Main messages

The main messages are designed to suggest key content for presentations, interviews and published material.


A collection of videos, audios, statements, PowerPoint presentations and photo slideshows giving an overview of major nutrition challenges, as well as preparations for ICN2.


This section offers key reading material on a range of nutrition topics and issues for both the general reader and policy-makers.

eBooks Nutrition Collection

A compilation of guidelines, tools and expert consultations, as well as advice on healthy nutrition written by FAO experts.

Nutrition Glossary

This online thematic collection contains a glossary of commonly used nutrition terms in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian.

ICN2 Photo Contest - 15 September to 16 October 2014

The problems of malnutrition—undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity—exist in all countries, developed and developing, and across all socio-economic classes. By launching this photo contest, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition, emphasizing that it starts with what we eat: the products of the food and agriculture sector. FAO also wishes to engage the general public in an international effort to improve nutrition.