The United Nations has backed a new book tackling issues like malnutrition and food security authored by Dutch nutrient supplier DSM.
Writing the forward for the book, Dr David Nabarro,special Rrpresentative of the UN Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition and Coordinator of the SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) Movement, said the book could help accelerate food equality.
“The Road to Good Nutrition brings together the experience and insights of globally recognized experts in the field of nutrition to create an in-depth introduction to the subject for the non-expert,” wrote Dr Nabarro.
“My hope is that The Road to Good Nutrition will help us all to accelerate our progress along the path to a world where everyone receives the food and the nutrition to which they have a self-evident right.”
‘The Road to Good Nutrition: A global perspective’ was launched at the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain, last week. It is part of DSM’s Vitamins in Motion initiative.
“The Road to Good Nutrition will be of interest to all major players in the field of nutrition,” said DSM.
“It puts the topic of nutrition security on the agenda of policy-makers, academics, private sector organizations and civil society, as well as of organizations dedicated to the nutrition space. It will also be of value to the educated lay reader who is generally well informed in matters of health, nutrition and sustainability.”
Patrick Webb, Dean for Academic Affairs at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, said: “This book represents a rallying cry. It is a call to action to address a massive unfinished global agenda. Undernutrition in all its forms is still responsible for almost half of the world’s child mortality."
"Other malnourished children survive, but they cannot thrive. The Road to Good Nutrition pulls together the latest evidence on underlying causes and priority solutions. It demands to be widely read, and its findings deserve to be taken very seriously.”