2ND AUGUST, 2019

Raising the profile of nutrition


The Women Deliver 2019 Conference brought together almost 6,000 people to discuss and agree how businesses, governments and civil society can better collaborate to improve gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. Nutrition was a key theme, with numerous events hosted by the SUN Alliance, GAIN, World Vision.

The Power of Nutrition collaborated with World Vision on two major events.

Chief Executive Officer Martin Short was a panelist on the ‘Foodies that Give a Fork: Getting Unusual Suspects to the Table for Better Nutrition’ event, to discuss the vital role of the private sector in influencing social norms for better nutrition.

Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi, Director of Investments, facilitated a panel discussion and working group on ‘The Gendered Causes of Malnutrition’. Participants discussed the social and economic barriers to women and girls attaining good nutrition and how the nutrition community can better understand these challenges to ensure gender equality is effectively integrated into the design of programmes.

An article on the session can be found here: https://www.devex.com/news/how-to-better-integrate-gender-equality-and-nutrition-95035


The Power of Nutrition team members were amongst the 1,000 food system leaders from science, politics, businesses, and civil society, who attended this year’s Eat Forum, the world’s leading platform for food and nutrition. We were delighted to share the speaking platform with some of the most innovative players in this area of work.

This included Martin Short speaking at the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) event, ‘Transforming the food environment: accelerating business action on positive nutrition’, alongside Jessica Fanzo, the co-Chair for the Global Nutrition Report, and business leaders from Unilever, Danone, and Royal DSM.

Board Member Ertharin Cousin also moderated a panel discussion on how to engage the business community to improve global nutrition.

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