Sight and Life Magazine 30(2)/2016

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Women's Nutrition

While optimal nutrition for older infants and young children is currently a global focus, we must not forget that women’s nutrition is also critical. Thus, this edition of Sight and Life focuses on women's nutrition. 

According to Preetu Mishra and Jee Hyun Rah, from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in New Delhi, India, scientific evidence shows that a large proportion of pregnant adolescents are still growing in height during and following pregnancy. In the article, "Closing the Nutrient Gap During Adolescent Pregnancies,” they recommend strategies to prevent early and frequent pregnancies until adult height is reached and explain the importance of implementing reproductive nutrition and health programs and policies for adolescents.

An exciting public-private partnership in Ghana, known as Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women (ANF4W), is looking at establishing a market-based solution to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age with fortified food products. Dr. Eva Monterrosa, Senior Scientific Manager at Sight and Life Foundation, describes in "Improving the Nutritional Status of Women of Reproductive Age," how the project aims to provide considerable amounts of the RNIs of 18 vitamins and minerals during the critical period of pregnancy and lactation when nutrient needs are elevated. 

Continue reading these articles and more about women's nutrition from leading experts through the pages of the Sight and Life Magazine.
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Please find here the individual chapters in chronological order:

  Welcome: Can Diet Alone Deliver Good Nutrition?

  Infograph: Food Taboos During Pregnancy and Lactation Across the World

  Young Nutritionists Shine in Elevator Pitch Contest

  Rethinking Public Health in an Age of Pandemics

  Participatory Formative Research in Action

  Impact of Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements on Iodine Status

  James Allen Olson Memorial Lecture

  Improving the Nutritional Status of Women of Reproductive Age

  The Micronutrient Composition of Human Milk

  Improving Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days through a Social Franchise Model

  Iron Supplementation in Predominantly Iron-Replete Populations

  Health Economics: Making Communications on Maternal Nutrition Work

  Addressing World Poverty through Women and Girls: A feminized solution?

  Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition Outcomes

  Civil Society: An essential partner for improved nutrition

  Cracking the Egg Potential During Pregnancy and Lactation

  Essential Fatty Acid Needs During Pregnancy and Lactation

  Protein Requirements of Pregnant and Lactating Women

  Closing the Nutrient Gap During Adolescent Pregnancies

  Improving Nutrition Among Adolescent Girls

  WFP Republic of Congo Nutrition-Sensitive Urban Safety Net Program

  Six Legs to Nutrition: A New Old Food Source

  Stunting: Malnutrition or Exploitation?

  Malnutrition and Psychosis in Don Quixote

  Professor Osman Galal (1931–2016)

  A Day in the Life of Lucy Martinez Sullivan

  18th International Society for Research in Human Milk & Lactation

  Landmark Global Nutrition Study Launched

  2016 CARIG Conference Convenes in San Diego

  Positioning Women’s Nutrition at the Center of Sustainable Development

  Rice Fortification

  Nutrition Problems of Female Carpet Workers in Kathmandu

  What's New

  Book Review of The First 1,000 Days


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