Maternal and child undernutrition was the subject of a Series of papers in The Lancet in 2008. Five years after the initial series, we re-evaluate the problems of maternal and child undernutrition and also examine the growing problems of overweight and obesity for women and children, and their consequences in low-income and middle-income countries. Many of these countries are said to have the double burden of malnutrition: continued stunting of growth and deficiencies of essential nutrients along with the emerging issue of obesity. We also assess national progress in nutrition programmes and international efforts toward previous recommendations. Read the entire Executive Summary here.
Nutrition: a quintessential sustainable development goal Richard Horton, Selina Lo
Maternal and child nutrition: building momentum for impact Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group
Delivery platforms for sustained nutrition in Ethiopia Ferew Lemma, Joan Matji
Only collective action will end undernutrition Anna Taylor, Alan D Dangour, K Srinath Reddy
Nutrition-sensitive food systems: from rhetoric to action Per Pinstrup-Andersen
Global child and maternal nutrition—the SUN rises David Nabarro
Early nutrition and adult outcomes: pieces of the puzzle Z A Bhutta
Robert E Black, Cesar G Victora, Susan P Walker, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Parul Christian, Mercedes de Onis, Majid Ezzati, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Joanne Katz, Reynaldo Martorell, Ricardo Uauy, and the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group
Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Jai K Das, Arjumand Rizvi, Michelle F Gaffey, Neff Walker, Susan Horton, Patrick Webb, Anna Lartey, Robert E Black, The Lancet Nutrition Interventions Review Group, and the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group
Nutrition-sensitive interventions and programmes: how can they help to accelerate progress in improving maternal and child nutrition?
Marie T Ruel, Harold Alderman, and the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group
Stuart Gillespie, Lawrence Haddad, Venkatesh Mannar, Purnima Menon, Nicholas Nisbett, and the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group