22 March 2023 – A #HiddenHunger Coffee and Chai Chat on Women’s Nutrition will be organized by the Micronutrient Forum today, 22 March 2023 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST | 2:00 – 3:00 PM CET | 6:30 – 7:30 PM IST.
This chat, in honor of International Women’s Day, 8 March, will focus on UNICEF’s New Report “Undernourished and Overlooked” – A global nutrition crisis in adolescent girls and women and an #N4R White Paper on Women’s Equality and Nutrition by the Forum as a part of its Nutrition for Resilience #N4R White Paper series. It will feature Special Guest Speaker Vilma Tyler, Senior Advisor, UNICEF, and will be moderated by Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director, MNF.
Undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and anemia amplify gender inequalities by lowering learning potential, wages, and life opportunities for adolescent girls and women, weakening their immunity to infections, and increasing their risk of life-threatening complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The discussion will focus on how to combat malnutrition, which affects the most vulnerable adolescent girls and women in low- and middle-income countries, especially in the context of the ongoing global food and nutrition crisis. Watch this video “One Billion Reasons for Better Nutrition” to learn more.