Consumption patterns and nutrition
Nutrition security goes beyond food security by considering the nutritional value of food and the systemic factors that determine an individual’s nutritional status. It is about a community’s access to essential nutrients, not just calories. Undernutrition, malnutrition and increasingly overnutrition are still pressing issue in many developing countries. Promoting nutrition security offers several opportunities to stimulate economic and pro-poor development in cost-efficient ways. Furthermore, by addressing food systems, production systems, the collecting, storage, transport, transformation and distribution of foods, diets and health can be improved while the impact on natural resources declined. This Portal topic refers to publications that highlight efforts promoting nutrition security in developing countries and emerging economies.