Tag Archive for 'Nutrition'

FROM NUTRITION-IN-ALL-POLICIES TO NUTRITION-EQUALITY-IN-ALL-POLICIES –THE HUMAN RIGHTS WAY.

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Food for a sovereign public thought   Human Rights Reader 334 If children were reared for profit (like young farm stock), giving them a diet below requirements-for-health would be financially unsound. (Boyd Orr)   Food sovereignty in perspective   1. Food sovereignty entails shifting the focus of our discussions from commodities to diets; it entails […]

WHEN PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HUNGER, THEY ARE NOT ONLY SUBJECTED TO A FOOD DEFICIT –THEY SUFFER FROM A JUSTICE DEFICIT. JUSTIFIABLY SO, HUNGER CREATES ANGER. (O. Lanza)

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Food for a hungry thought   Human Rights Reader 318   The concept of food security captures the notion of hunger, not as a deficit of calories and nutrients, but as a violation of a broader set of social, economic, and physical conditions. So people rebel. (R.C. Patel) [Not being facetious, does this mean that […]

SCALING UP NUTRITION (SUN): Is it really going to put nutrition at the centre of development?

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  January blog                                                                                                          Claudio Schuftan I have to admit my columns are not always calming.                              SCALING UP NUTRITION (SUN) LET US HOPE THAT THE SUN INITIATIVE CAN REALLY PUT NUTRITION AT THE CENTRE OF DEVELOPMENT I here now ask questions and make comments about the rather big SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) worldwide initiative […]

Actions and activism in fostering genuine grassroots participation in health and nutrition.

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Effective action requires not just an enthusiasm, but calls for a close rapport with the disgruntled so as to get them organized.  (A. Robbins) 1. You may often have asked yourself as to whether your individual contribution in the field of health and/or nutrition makes or is making any difference.  This, of course, depends.  Alone, […]

Using Google Earth as an Innovative Tool for Community Mapping

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We wanted to share an article we just published in Public Health Reports on using Google Earth for community mapping. We have found Google Earth a very useful tool that allows non-experts to make maps illustrating the community context for health problems. This post contains two of the maps created by our residents and medical […]




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