Nutrition interventions and agencies

If population approaches are successful they will, by their very definition, improve the health of a greater number of people.

Global health nutrition

Population approaches aim to generate modest reductions in risk in everyone -- for example, through campaigns encouraging home-cooking, or by reducing salt in processed food. We find that the global WHA nutrition targets feature in the nutrition strategies of each of the four multilaterals although there is often no clear indication of prioritization among WHA targets. In general, there are more frequent discussions of stunting over wasting or any other WHA targets in nutrition strategies. In contrast, high-risk approaches aim to achieve large reductions in risk in just a few individuals who are known to be at risk of illness and complications -- for example, diet counselling for people with diabetes. Nutrition-specific interventions that are commonly mentioned in strategies include essential micronutrient supplementation, treatment of acute malnutrition, promotion of breastfeeding, and infant and young child feeding counseling. Meeting the WHA nutrition targets will require a coordinated approach among all actors, including multilateral organizations who are important financiers and implementers of nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions across the world. The authors note, "[l]ow-agency interventions are sometimes considered to be synonymous with limiting free choice The Role of Individual Agency. These interventions are somewhat reflected in practice, based on disbursement data as shown in this report. More broadly, these organizations are also critical actors in the development landscape as over 60 percent of all development assistance flows through the EU, the World Bank, and United Nations UN funds and programs. There are two main approaches to improving diets. All four multilaterals are advocates for scaling up certain types of nutrition interventions and are influencers of the global nutrition agenda. Low-agency population interventions should be central to public health action on diet and obesity.

In contrast, high-risk approaches aim to achieve large reductions in risk in just a few individuals who are known to be at risk of illness and complications -- for example, diet counselling for people with diabetes. In contrast, population interventions that require little or no agency by individuals in order to benefit, such as reducing salt in processed food, may be more effective and equitable across the whole population.

These interventions are somewhat reflected in practice, based on disbursement data as shown in this report.

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All four multilaterals are advocates for scaling up certain types of nutrition interventions and are influencers of the global nutrition agenda. This includes an assessment of how multilateral strategies incorporate nutrition across sectors and an assessment of financial priorities both across sectors as well as for nutrition-specific interventions. In contrast, high-risk approaches aim to achieve large reductions in risk in just a few individuals who are known to be at risk of illness and complications -- for example, diet counselling for people with diabetes. We find that the global WHA nutrition targets feature in the nutrition strategies of each of the four multilaterals although there is often no clear indication of prioritization among WHA targets. However, it is unlikely that many people genuinely do make "free choices" about what they eat. We also find that these multilateral organizations in general endorse a multi-sectoral approach to tackling malnutrition. Recognizing that renewed and accelerated global action is required to address these nutrition challenges, the World Health Assembly WHA in adopted global nutrition targets for the reduction of stunting, anemia, low birth weight, childhood overweight, and wasting and to increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding. However, not all population approaches are likely to have the same effect.

Note: Content may be edited for style and length. The population approach of encouraging people to cook at home, for example, can only succeed if people have the money to buy ingredients and utensils, have the time, facilities and skills to cook at home, and can afford to respond to setbacks and mistakes.

This report documents the role of multilateral development agencies in tackling malnutrition.

international agencies of nutrition

However, there is room to better incorporate nutrition-sensitive programming across sectors and to include discussions on the importance of multi-sectoral approaches to tackling malnutrition in sectoral strategies such as education. This includes an assessment of how multilateral strategies incorporate nutrition across sectors and an assessment of financial priorities both across sectors as well as for nutrition-specific interventions.

There are two main approaches to improving diets.

Types of nutritional interventions

Low-agency population interventions should be central to public health action on diet and obesity. In general, there are more frequent discussions of stunting over wasting or any other WHA targets in nutrition strategies. The authors note, "[l]ow-agency interventions are sometimes considered to be synonymous with limiting free choice More broadly, these organizations are also critical actors in the development landscape as over 60 percent of all development assistance flows through the EU, the World Bank, and United Nations UN funds and programs. However, not all population approaches are likely to have the same effect. There are two main approaches to improving diets. But many people may find it hard to change their lifestyles, even with advice, guidance and encouragement. In contrast, high-risk approaches aim to achieve large reductions in risk in just a few individuals who are known to be at risk of illness and complications -- for example, diet counselling for people with diabetes. This includes an assessment of how multilateral strategies incorporate nutrition across sectors and an assessment of financial priorities both across sectors as well as for nutrition-specific interventions. If population approaches are successful they will, by their very definition, improve the health of a greater number of people. In contrast, population interventions that require little or no agency by individuals in order to benefit, such as reducing salt in processed food, may be more effective and equitable across the whole population. Recognizing that renewed and accelerated global action is required to address these nutrition challenges, the World Health Assembly WHA in adopted global nutrition targets for the reduction of stunting, anemia, low birth weight, childhood overweight, and wasting and to increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding.

But many people may find it hard to change their lifestyles, even with advice, guidance and encouragement. The authors note, "[l]ow-agency interventions are sometimes considered to be synonymous with limiting free choice However, it is unlikely that many people genuinely do make "free choices" about what they eat.

Population approaches aim to generate modest reductions in risk in everyone -- for example, through campaigns encouraging home-cooking, or by reducing salt in processed food.

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The Role of Multilateral Development Agencies in Tackling Malnutrition