Community Hunger Fighters: An Adult Nutrition Literacy Programme

TitleCommunity Hunger Fighters: An Adult Nutrition Literacy Programme
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNarayanan R, Nithya D.J., Panda AKumar, Wagh RD
Document NumberMSSRF / RR / 18 / 51
Pagination85
Date Published12/2018
InstitutionM. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
CityChennai
Report NumberMSSRF / RR / 18 / 51
KeywordsHunger; Food Security; Hunger Fighters; Nutrition Literacy
Abstract

Nutritional literacy is being recognized as an important dimension of interventions seeking improvement in nutritional outcomes. The UN Standing Committee on Nutrition notes that ‘for all populations, nutrition education and social marketing are crucial components of national, municipal and community efforts for sustained improvements in food and nutrition security’ (UNSCN, 2010). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) also emphasizes the need to educate people about eating the right food, besides facilitating a supportive environment for healthy balanced diet and lifestyles (FAO, 2011; Ecker et al. 2012).

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