Blog Series for National Nutrition Week in India: Bioavailability of nutrients

Author : D J Nithya
Published Date : Friday, September 1, 2017
September 1 to 7 is celebrated in India as National Nutrition Week, and attempting to raise awareness around nutrition absorption and consumption, LANSA research is running a blog series to enlighten readers on simple nutrition science facts.Part 1: Understanding bioavailability and nutrient interactions in our bodyNow-a-days, people are more conscious about the food they eat and its effect on their health. We are now faced dealing with double burden disease and triple burden disease. By...

Bringing the spotlight on women agriculture workers and their nutrition condition

Author : Sangeetha Rajeesh
Published Date : Monday, July 31, 2017
LANSA successfully hosts South Asia policy dialogue at ANH Symposium in Kathmandu, NepalOn July 12, the plenary session hosted by LANSA at the 2nd Agriculture, Nutrition, Health (ANH) Academy Week and Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal, brought together researchers, policymakers and policy influencers to discuss ‘Improving Nutrition Through Recognising, Protecting and Promoting the Rights and Wellbeing of Women Agricultural Workers in South...

From “Why?” to “Let’s Work!” on Kitchen Gardens

Author : Beena Ghouri
Published Date : Friday, July 28, 2017
Action Against Hunger is carrying out a study in Pakistan on ‘Peoples’ perspective and feasibility of kitchen gardening in different geographical and environmental contexts’ funded under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia’s second Responsive Window grant.About the studyIn Pakistan, figures indicate that intake of vitamin-rich foods is a challenge for many people. Therefore diets are inadequate in terms of nutrient consumption, which eventually leads...

Could we get adolescent girls to improve the nutrition status?

Author : Md. Abdul Alim & M. Anowar Hossain
Published Date : Wednesday, July 26, 2017
BRAC Afghanistan has been piloting a ‘Collective Vegetable Gardening’ concept planned for adolescent girls under LANSA’s second Responsive Window Grant funds. The study looks at promoting vegetable consumption as a key source of vital micronutrient by introducing the girls to vegetable gardening. This blog details how getting a group of Afghan adolescents to grow vegetables collectively can help improve their consumption of vegetables, and this practice in time can improve the...

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