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- Introduction: Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit, DEVCO C.1 – Rural Development, Food and Nutrition Security
- Cristina Amaral, Director, FAO liaison office with the European Union and Belgium
- Charlotte Dufour, FAO Nutrition policy and programme officer
- Domitille Kauffmann, FAO Nutrition and resilience and capacity development advisor
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Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: Basic concepts
This short 35-minute module addresses the basic terms and concepts relating to food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security and livelihoods. By the end of this module, you will be able to define and differentiate these key concepts and understand the different situations that they encompass. Understanding these concepts is indeed very important in order to be able to assess the nutrition situation, to design and implement programmes, investments and policies that address nutrition problems (also called “nutrition-sensitive”), and to evaluate the nutritional outcomes of programmes, investments and policies.
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Nutritional Status Assessment and Analysis
This course covers the basic concepts of malnutrition, describes how nutritional status is assessed, and identifies the most commonly used nutrition indicators, as well as the criteria to be used when selecting the indicators in specific contexts and situations.