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A farming family in Kyrgyzstan takes a break from the day’s work to share a meal.
Malnutrition in the crosshairs
One in three people suffers some form of malnutrition – Enormous economic burden – International meeting searches for ways to improve diets and food systems
Responding to the mounting impacts of malnutrition on public health and economic development — estimated to cost $3.5 trillion per year — via a shift to healthier diets and food systems will be the subject of a high-level symposium kicking off here today.
The International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition (1-2 December) will look at country-level challenges and successes to shed light on effective approaches to reshaping food production, processing, marketing and retail systems to better tackle the problem of malnutrition, which blights the lives of billions of individuals and can trap generations in a vicious cycle…
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