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An Inside View: The Sight and Life team’s top ten favorite blog posts

Over the years, Sight and Life has tackled a range of topics including deep dives into social marketing and nutrition concepts. During this ‘Zoom era’ of fast-paced and constant inundation of information, we take a step back to reflect on those pieces that really resonate with us. We are excited to share the top ten Sight and Life blog posts that made a lasting impression on our team members.  

A Double Burden on our Emerging Economies

The obesity epidemic has received much attention in recent decades, particularly in high-income countries, and with good reason.

Reaching Last-Mile Communities in South Africa with Fortified Food

In South Africa during the current COVID-19 pandemic, massive food security issues have arisen in addition to the daily challenges of access to water and harsh living conditions. While under a nationwide lockdown, food distribution is critical to impoverished South African communities.

The Convergence of COVID-19, Climate Change and Malnutrition

When I set out to write this piece about COVID-19, climate change and malnutrition, I asked myself whether there might be anything new that I could add to the debate, given the myriad blogs, commentaries and webinars already proliferating on the subject. In my quest for lasting solutions to the global scourge of malnutrition, it is important for me not to lose sight of the big picture, to learn from the past, and not to jump on the bandwagon when global priorities change.

Changing the Standard: Why Multiple Micronutrient Supplements in Pregnancy are an Ethical Issue

On 9 July 1999, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations University (UNU) held a technical workshop at the UNICEF headquarters in New York to address widespread micronutrient deficiencies and high rates of anemia among pregnant women. Looking beyond iron and folic acid (IFA), the workshop designed a comprehensive prenatal supplement – or multiple micronutrient supplement (MMS) –that would be tested in effectiveness trials among pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Thus, the United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Antenatal Preparation – now commonly known by its acronym, UNIMMAP – was born.

The Role of Demand Creation in Addressing the Double Burden

With most food consumed across the world being obtained from the marketplace, from large, multinational companies to small street vendors, businesses have a significant influence on the food people eat. However, we know that businesses are interested in promoting their own products, thus there is a need for wide ranging market development for more affordable, accessible, and nutritious food.

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The Double Burden of Malnutrition

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The statistics show the continued, and sadly in some cases growing, prevalence of malnutrition in a number of countries.

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Discover the science behind nutrition and our latest initiatives for a promising tomorrow.​

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