- December 19, 2017
The latest edition of the Sight and Life magazine navigates various approaches in which technology and entrepreneurship can improve the nutrition landscape around the world.
Technology plays an increasingly important role in enabling the implementation of high-quality public health nutrition interventions. Similarly, innovative entrepreneurial solutions are required to improve access to proven nutrition solutions and ensure sustainability. We are grateful to the innovators and entrepreneurs who have contributed to this technology and entrepreneurship focused issue, providing ideas and pragmatic perspectives on how to leverage technology and entrepreneurship in order to reduce the extent of malnutrition in all its forms facing our world today.
Enjoy perusing the entire issue from cover to cover as it will inspire new thinking towards the field of nutrition. A few highlights in the new Sight and Life magazine include an article by Stuart Gillespie from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) titled, “Making Every Move Count: New “Win-Win” Options for Nutrition and Health” where he provides a refreshing “Food for Thought” contribution discussing Pivotal Movement, a platform that uses fitness tracking technology to turn calories burnt into increased funding for nutrition projects. Additionally, Robert Hoekman from 510 Global outlines a new direction for using Big Data for aid. In his piece, “Big Data: The New Face of Humanitarian Aid“, Hoekman provides examples of data-driven solutions to some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous challenges. While Sight and Life team members, Srujith Lingala and Kalpana Beesabathuni, summarize successful social business models from our landscape analysis in East Africa in the article “Nutrition Entrepreneurs”.
Technology and entrepreneurial approaches will together be critical to all aspects of improving nutrition in resource-restricted environments, including communication and education, affordable products and services, efficient supply chains, and monitoring and evaluation. This is a trend that is expected to accelerate, if not to become actually tectonic, in the next decade.
Links to the complete Sight and Life magazine and individual articles:
Infograph: Innovative Technologies from Farm to Fork
Big Data: A Gift to the Nutrition Community?
Making Every Move Count: New “Win-Win” Options for Nutrition and Health
James Allen Olson Memorial Lecture: Carotenoids and Breast Cancer
The Sociocultural Drivers of Food Choices
New Allies Accelerate the Fight against Malnutrition: A Discussion of Field-Friendly Diagnostics, Screening Devices, and Tools
Omics Innovations and Applications for Public Health Nutrition
New Horizons for the Forgotten Generation: Improving Adolescent Nutrition in Indonesia
Multisectorial Tools to Guide National and District Anemia Programming
The Belly of Paris: Hunger in the Face of Plenty