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Improving Diets and Nutrition: Food-based Approaches

The "International Symposium on Food and Nutrition Security: Food-based Approaches for Improving Diets and Raising Levels of Nutrition" was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to better document the contribution that food and agriculture can make to improving nutrition. These proceedings are a useful resource for decision and policy makers, programme planners and implementers, and health workers, all of which work to combat hunger and malnutrition.

The proceedings of the Symposium aim at collecting and better documenting evidence that demonstrates the impact, effectiveness and sustainability of food-based approaches for improving diets and raising levels of nutrition. It assembles a variety of policy, technical and advocacy chapters with the purpose of encouraging and promoting further attention to the importance of and investment in nutrition-sensitive food-based strategies to overcome nutritional problems, thus achieving food and nutrition security.