Moving the narrative from ‘feeding to nutrition’: An interview with the World Food Prize Laureate

  • Time
    12:00 am
  • Location
    Virtual

A virtual interview on nourishing a growing population with nutrition-sensitive aquatic food systems with the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate.

Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021

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Aquatic foods – a key source of protein, micronutrients and essential fatty acids – are “superfoods”, which, when added to a diverse diet of vegetables, fruits and pulses, such as beans, peas and lentils, contribute to cognition, health and nutrition.

In an interview hosted by with UN News’s Sachin Gaur, WorldFish’s Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health and the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate Shakuntala Thilsted explained the important role that fish and aquatic food systems have in sustainable healthy diets, and how they should be included in nutrition policies and programme interventions to tackle malnutrition.

Noting an urgent need to shift the global narrative from simply feeding people to nourishing a growing population, Thilsted, a steering committee member of a high-level food panel with the UN Committee on World Food Security began by telling Gaur how her research approach has led to this award.

Read the blogs written by or about Shakuntala Thilsted below to learn more:

The power of small fish to nourish women and children

Why fish and aquatic foods are the answer to global hunger

World awakens to unmatched potential of aquatic foods to improve nutrition

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