Good nutrition can lead to an impressive range of
benefits. From the perspective of human capital, these
include improved health, cognitive development, and work
capacity. From a development perspective, they include
greater economic and agricultural productivity, better
education, and improved workforce development, as well
as greater resilience to shocks induced by social,
economic, and natural causes. The evidence suggests that
these benefits can be achieved at high levels of economic
efficiency for a wide range of nutrition policy instruments.
Moreover, there are compelling normative (human rights)
arguments for actions to improve nutrition, backed up by a
growing international consensus on the right to food.
Together, these benefits support humanitarian, development,
and normative arguments for addressing nutrition.
Kindly check on the links below to download more documents on Human Nutrition.
- Darfur Counting the DeathsDownload.
- Early nutrition and susceptibility to adult chronic diseasesDownload.
- Emergency NutritionDownload.
- Evaluation of health, nutrition and food security programmes in complex emergency situationsDownload.
- Malnutrition in emergenciesDownload.
- Maternal Nutrition, Fetal Nutrition, and Disease in Later LifeDownload.
- Nutrition and PoliticsDownload.
- Nutrition and the extremes of lifeDownload.
- Nutrition in humanitarian crises Download.
- Nutrition Management of the Very Low-birthweight InfantDownload.
- Public health nutrition in complex emergenciesDownload.
- Strengthening the evidence base for health programming in humanitarian crisesDownload.
- The humanitarian crisis and international responseDownload.
- The MDGs and the humanitarian development divideDownload.