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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 00:03 by Loria Kulathungam

By Melani O'Leary, Carolyn Macdonald and Bridget Aidam

Grandmothers across the globe play a far more important role than the go-to babysitter on date night. As it turns out, we've learned that grandmothers are vital to not only caring for young children but also advising and educating younger women in their communities on all aspects of family well-being. Interestingly, in the developing world, the influence of grandmothers even extends to the men in their...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:22 by Mesfin Teklu

Rio de Janeiro is getting a lot of attention this week as atheletes prepare for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games. But the Nutrition for Growth event hosted by the Government of Brazil is why I’m in Rio representing World Vision.

While we were pleased that the long-awaited Nutrition for Growth event was held in Rio on August 4th and take note of the...

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 21:26 by Loria Kulathungam

Malnutrition is on the rise in every country in the world. So says the latest Global Nutrition Report launched today by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). According to IFPRI’s Lawrence Haddad,...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 23:46 by Jan Butter

2016 is a critical year for nutrition. It marks four years since the global nutrition targets were agreed at the World Health Assembly. It is the year progress against the targets will be reviewed. To have any chance of meeting the 2025 global nutrition and the 2030 SDG targets actors at all levels must take concrete actions to address malnutrition. These action must be backed by generous financing, strong...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 14:42 by

By Martha Newsome, Vice President – Sustainable Health, World Vision International at the Scaling Up Nutrition Global Gathering in Milan, Italy.

When I call global malnutrition a “wicked problem”, I’m not indulging in pre-Halloween hyperbole. The fact that 1 in 3 people on the planet are malnourished is surely immoral. But when I use the phrase “wicked problem” I’m rather referring to the concept coined by Horst Rittel back...

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:55 by Somluck Khamsaen

It smells delicious.

Teacher Anong drops carrots and gourds into a pot of boiling water with minced pork – steam surrounding her as she stirs the soup.

When she turns off the stove, the soup is dished into 17 plates.

Other food – slices of oranges and cups of milk are placed on the table. Soon, all five food groups are covered and the children start arriving.

This is the first meal of the day for these preschoolers, ranging from...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 19:27 by World Vision Blogger

How do you solve malnutrition? Programmes like the Pinoy Nutrition Hub.
    •    30.3% prevalence of stunting (moderate and severe) in the Philippines (WHO)
    •    Under-Five mortality rate: 30 per 1,000 live births (WHO

World Vision is addressing child health in the Philippines. Here’s one way children are benefitting:

During my recent trip to the central part of the...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 22:26 by Lindsey Talerico

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) was 19-21 November 2014 in Rome in which senior national policymakers and leaders in agriculture, health, and other relevant ministries gather to address today’s major nutrition challenges.

World Vision’s Nutrition Policy and Partnerships Advisor for Sustainable Health, Miriam Yiannakis, was at ICN2 and shares her notes from the...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 21:07 by Lindsey Talerico

I read a post recently that explained there is enough food for everyone on the planet to live a healthy and nutritious life. It seems almost an impossible fact when there are still 842 million people hungry around the world; when 3.1 million of the world's youngest children (under age-five) are dying every year from underlying causes directly connected to not...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:42 by Feral Vincent Quitlong

It’s never easy news to deliver.

But with one-year-old Jalrotchen, there was no way to avoid it. Her mom needed to know. The girl was too small, too thin. Even though she played wide-eyed, when I wrapped the measuring tape around her arm, I knew what was going to read.

Red – the danger zone for child malnutrition. The measuring tape has been designed to assess child malnutrition. 

Jalrotchen was 14 months and only 5.3kgs, in desperate need of more...

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