Policy Seminar

US Presentation of “Nutrition and food systems—A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)”

Co-Organized by HLPE, HarvestPlus, IFPRI,and A4NH
Jan 18, 2018 - 09:30 am to 11:00 am EST

Opening Remarks

Report Overview

  • Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics, and  Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program, Johns Hopkins University

Commentators

  • Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI
  • Barbara Hughes, Director, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health, USAID
  • Lynnette Neufeld, Director, Knowledge Leadership, GAIN

Moderator

Worldwide, one person in three is malnourished today and one in two could be malnourished by 2030 if nothing is done. While hunger remains a critical concern, overweight and obesity are rapidly increasing all over the world, including in low-income countries. Therefore malnutrition in all its forms - undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, overweight and obesity – now affects all countries. Economic growth alone will not be enough to end hunger and malnutrition. Nutrition has to be set as an explicit objective in coherent and cross-sectoral strategies, policies and programmes.

In this context, the report analyses how food systems influence people’s food choices and nutritional status. Join us as the lead author presents key findings and commentators reflect on elements of the report.