Statement read by PHM at the 64th WHA on infant and young child nutrition
Both under-nutrition and obesity are linked to the increasing dependence of poor countries on high-income countries for food security, which has been reinforced by trade agreements, climate change, and biofuels. Nutrition strategies should address the complex socioeconomic and political determinants of malnutrition. Governments and international bodies, like WHO, must advocate for the regulation of the trade and marketing of unhealthy foodstuffs, so as to protect the health of populations – and of children in particular – from aggressive corporate influence.
Read full statement here.