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Posts Tagged ‘video’

Sanitation and nutrition: Let’s break the vicious circle!

In Under-nutrition on May 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm

WFP: nutrient gap explained in 3 min youtube (fun-to-watch) video

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on February 4, 2016 at 10:18 am


Global Health Media Project: breastfeeding videos

In Under-nutrition on May 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm

The Global Health Media Project in collaboration with many others has posted a new breastfeeding video series geared toward health workers. You can download them for free (click here).


Video – The Republic Of Hunger: every third malnourished child in the world is from India

In Under-nutrition on August 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

From AlJazeera web site:

“More than 40 per cent of India’s 61 million children are malnourished, prompting the prime minister to declare the problem a “national shame”.

“A recent report reveals that levels are twice that of sub-Saharan Africa, making every third malnourished child in the world an Indian.

“India has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and runs one of the largest child feeding programmes.

“But critics say only a fraction of aid reaches the needy.”


Find more posts about India and malnutrition on this blog.

The Ethics of What We Eat

In Over-nutrition on August 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

from the web site Keen Talks, Prof Peter Singer, expert in Bio-ethics, talks academically about the ethics behind what we choose to eat.

“The Ethics of What We Eat explores the impact our food choices have on humans, animals, and the environment. Recognizing that not all of us will become vegetarians, Singer offers ways to make healthful, humane food choices. As they point out: You can be ethical without being fanatical.

“Huge retailers wield enormous power over prices and compel those far up the chain of food production and distribution to make unhelpful decisions. Peter also examines the ethical pros and cons of eating meat in any form.

“Urban dwellers far removed from the source of the foods they eat will find Singer’s descriptions of food production more disturbing and violent than the quiet, attractive, plastic-wrapped displays in the local supermarket’s pristine meat case.”

America’s Obesity Crisis: ‘The Weight of the Nation’ Films Garner Two Emmy Nominations

In Over-nutrition on July 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

from the US Institute of Medicine (IOM):

“The Weight of the Nation,” a four-part documentary film series developed as part of a national obesity prevention campaign spearheaded by HBO and the Institute of Medicine in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente, was nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. A companion short film titled “The Weight of the Nation for Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover” was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality, or Reality-Competition Program

Watch the movie parts here:




WFP: new Executive Director – Ertharin Cousin

In Under-nutrition on May 25, 2012 at 9:02 am

IFPRI says:

“How can the World Food Programme (WFP) better meet the urgent needs of the poorest and most vulnerable while building the capacity of nations and peoples to feed themselves? As the WFP’s new Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin is leading the world’s largest food assistance agency at a time of complex new challenges and unprecedented opportunities. Come hear her vision and plans for a WFP that is more agile, accountable and transparent, with policies, programs and partnerships that are evidence-based, results-focused and responsive to local experience and expertise.”

Preventing sight-related aging problems with Diet (evidence-based)

In Over-nutrition on May 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

Based on recent papers, Dr Greger concludes that “a healthy diet may not only prevent the complications of diabetes, but also reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, another common cause of blindness.”

Follow other posts from Dr Greger on his blog.

Film Trailer: “The Weight of the Nation”

In Over-nutrition on May 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

In the US, IOM and CDC say: “…this may be the first generation of children who will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents…”.

The Politics of Food / conversation with history – Michael Pollan (free Video – 58m)

In Over-nutrition on May 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

From Keen Talks you can watch this video.

Michael Pollan discusses the agricultural industrial complex that dominates consumer choices about what to eat. He explores the origins, evolution and consequences of this system for the nations health and environment. He highlights the role of science, journalism, and politics in the development of a diet that emphasizes nutrition over food.

“Pollan also sketches a reform agenda and speculates on how a movement might change Americas eating habits. He also talks about science writing, the rewards of gardening, and how students might prepare for the future.”

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