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Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago

theconversationWhat is the best way to tackle nutrition challenges. Do developing countries need to take a different approach. 

Adequate nutrition is still a massive global problem despite research showing that it contributes significantly to both the economic and health benefits of a country. In Africa an estimated 220 million people are undernourished. As researchers, policy makers and activists from public health, nutrition, food systems and dietetics head to South Africa to attend the second World Nutrition Congress, Professor David Sanders explains why the poor state of nutrition should be viewed with the same urgency as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago.

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