News

Bangladesh celebrates local salt mills for iodization work

This June, Nutrition International, the Government of Bangladesh and other partners presented “The 2017 Best Iodized Salt Mills Awards” to the country’s top performing salt mills, recognizing their contribution to the fight against iodine deficiency disorders.
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Canadian parliamentarians, celebrity chef speak on importance of nutrition and gender equality

MPs and Chef Prescott at the Foodies That Give a Fork event

Celebrity chef Dennis Prescott joined Canadian Members of Parliaments (MPs) of all political stripes for an informative and interactive lunch event on Parliament Hill called Foodies That Give a Fork to raise awareness and celebrate Canada’s leadership in nutrition investment and its connection to gender equality.
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Field Stories

Breaking down barriers for fathers in Kenya

Group of fathers sit outside health centre in Kenya.

Among some Luhya communities in Western Kenya, culture and taboos define the role of men and women in families, including the responsibility of the bulk of the role parenting and decisions around how and what to feed children. A man’s role in maternal and childcare issues is hardly discussed. After all, the local belief goes, his main task as the head of the family is accomplished once his wife conceives.
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Adolescent girls share big dreams at She'll Grow Into It launch in Bangladesh

On April 26, 75 adolescent girls who are part of the Shornokishoree Network Foundation (SKNF) in Bangladesh came together in Dhaka to launch Nutrition International’s ‘With Good Nutrition, She’ll Grow Into It’ campaign, which highlights the critical link between good nutrition and empowering girls to grow, learn, earn and lead, all while challenging gender norms and stereotypes.
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From the Experts

More support needed by countries to maximize the benefits of mandatory food fortification

87 countries have adopted legislation to mandate fortification of at least one industrially milled cereal grain with iron and/or folic acid. However, support is still needed by many of these countries in order to ensure sustained enforcement of these legislations as well as quality control ― and that the programs and policies they have put in place are as effective as they can be.
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Kangaroo Mother Care and the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative: Better alignment so small and vulnerable babies have the best start in life

BFHI Guidelines By Kim Harding, Jenny Busch-Hallen, Archana Chowdhury, Anupriya Shukla Nutrition International (NI) is proud to be joining peers from around the world at the 12th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Bogota, Colombia this week as well as recognizing World Prematurity Day on November 17. This is
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Events

Nutrition International launches ‘Right Start’ to provide better nutrition for women, adolescent girls and children in Tanzania

Nutrition International launched the ‘Right Start Initiative’ in Tanzania to improve the nutrition and health of women, adolescent girls, newborns and young children in the country through a $CAN 2.8M (4.7B TZS) investment over five years to 2020.
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Address by Nutrition International President and CEO at launch of Right Start Kenya

Nutrition International President and CEO Joel Spicer spoke at the launch of Right Start in Kenya on June 15, 2017.
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