Critical Action for Nutrition Equity
Event Date: Jul 23, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM (GMT +0)
Online: Online Event
Host: FAO North America and the Alliance to End Hunger
Recent developments – including the COVID-19 pandemic – have highlighted that our food and nutrition systems have not treated populations in developed or developing countries equally. Those suffering from the outcome of inequities-the poor, women and children, minorities, refugees and those living in fragile or conflict states-are disproportionately experiencing the negative consequences of hunger and undernourishment.
Today, the ultimate outcome of this disparity is glaring. Globally, 1 out of 9 people is hungry or undernourished while 1 out of 3 is overweight or obese. Many countries are experiencing the double burden of malnutrition, where undernutrition coexists with overweight, obesity and other diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCD’s).
Join FAO North America and the Alliance to End Hunger for a panel of global food and nutrition experts who will discuss the effects of inequitable food systems on nutrition and share sustainable solutions in both policy and practice.
Dr. Renata Micha, Research Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Co-Chair, Global Nutrition Report’s Independent Expert Group.
Dr. Stineke Oenema, Coordinator of the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition.
Dr. Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics/ Director, Johns Hopkins Global Food Ethics and Policy Program.
Asma Lateef, Interim Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger/Director, Bread for the World Institute (Moderator).