The Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division aims to:

  • create sustainable improvements in nutrition, especially among nutritionally vulnerable households and population groups;
  • provide information, assessments and analysis to combat hunger and reduce all forms of malnutrition;
  • assist countries in identifying people who are food insecure and vulnerable to nutritional problems;
  • promote food safety and quality, and prevent food-borne diseases;
  • focus on consumer protection and fair practices in food trade.

  • Latest documents:

    - Assisting the food and agriculture sector in addressing malnutrition: FAO and Nutrition
    - Combating micronutrient deficiencies: Food-Based Approaches
    - Food security, nutrition and livelihoods: a people-centred approach to achieve the MDGs
    - Brochure "Science for Safe Food"
    - Impact of climate change and bioenergy on nutrition

    UNSCNThe United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. Its mandate is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms. It does this by refining the direction, increasing the scale and strengthening the coherence and impact of actions against malnutrition worldwide, and by raising awareness of nutrition problems and mobilizing commitment to solve them at global, regional and national levels.
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    - Harmonised Training Package for Nutrition in Emergencies (the HTP)
    - Nutrition and the MDGs: accelerating progress towards 2015
    - Climate change & nutrition security (16th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP16), Cancun 2010)
    - 6th Report on the World Nutrition Situation - 2010