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Chapter 19: New horizons: Nutrition in the 21st century [Nourishing Millions]


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BY WEAVING STORIES together with analysis and description in this book, we have sought to convey the variety of experiences in tackling malnutrition in different contexts throughout the past five decades. This narrative approach is intended to help the reader translate an experience into his or her own context, showing many examples of what can be done and how success can be achieved. Our aim is not only to inform action, but to inspire.

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Chapter 19: New horizons: Nutrition in the 21st century [Nourishing Millions]

  1. 1. New Horizons: Nutrition in the 21st Century Stuart Gillespie, Judith Hodge, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Jessica White, and Sivan Yosef
  2. 2. Key lessons from Nourishing Millions • At the individual level, malnutrition is caused by inadequate dietary intake, often interacting with disease and poor care. Nutrition- specific interventions can make inroads if well-targeted and well- implemented, but they cannot solve the problem by themselves. • Transforming sectoral actions to make them more nutrition- sensitive is critical for improvements at household and community levels. • At the country level, enabling environments are key and include political commitment, governance, policy, legal frameworks, capacity, and financing