Policy seminar: The changing challenges of hidden hunger

Global efforts to improve nutrition require approaches that focus on the entire food system, leading to healthier and sustainable diets for all. Considering how these efforts intersect with issues such as climate change, universal health coverage, and children’s rights is necessary if we want to make serious progress in reducing malnutrition, particularly micronutrient deficiency.

This was the theme of a Feb. 3 policy seminar, “The Changing Challenges of Hidden Hunger,” co-hosted by IFPRI and the Micronutrient Forum. Micronutrient deficiency, often called hidden hunger because its consequences are not immediately apparent, is an increasingly common and serious health problem for billions of people globally.

Photo credit: Jamed Falik/IFPRI