Month: October 2015
Nutrition rests not just on a steady food supply. The quality of foods and diets is equally important.
Panel Member K. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India and adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, delivered a lecture on Health in the Era of Sustainable Development on Sept 25th at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Good evidence lies at the core of effective policy action. The Global Panel’s new Technical Brief “Improved metrics and data are needed for effective food system policies in the post-2015 era” argues that the research community and governments need to work together to develop better ways to collect data which focusses on the nutritional impacts of food policy interventions.
Market systems that make diversity of diets both affordable and attractive to the consumer are game changers to achieve food security for all. In this joint article, Jeff Waage and Patrick Webb explore why diversifying high quality diets is crucial for meeting the targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals.