Global Food Security

(NNEdPro Co-ordination of Submissions: Luke Buckner, Jorgen Johnsen, Sumantra Ray)

For decades it has been reported that the number of people suffering from hunger globally is declining, sadly this is no longer true, with over 820 million people now having too little to eat as described in the 2019 report ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’. Unfortunately, we also continue to note an ever-rising epidemic of obesity and overnutrition worldwide (the double burden of malnutrition), which makes ending hunger, and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 an immense challenge. With just 10 years to go for the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious global effort is underway to deliver the 2030 promise. With the requirement for all to play a part in pushing forward to generate and maintain momentum to drive these promises forward, it must be encouraged for the scientific community to continue playing their part and coordinating their efforts. As such we have created this Special collection to share contributions to the field.

Submissions to this collection should focus on addressing the global policies described above including but not exclusively:

‘Bhavishya Shakti: Empowering the Future’: establishing and evaluating a pilot community mobile teaching kitchen as an innovative model, training marginalised women to become nutrition champions and culinary health educators in Kolkata, India

Luke Buckner, Harrison Carter, Dominic Crocombe, Sento Kargbo, Maria Korre, Somnath Bhar, Shivani Bhat, Debashis Chakraborty, Pauline Douglas, Mitali Gupta, Sudeshna Maitra-Nag, Sagarika Muhkerjee, Aparjita Saha, Minha Rajput-Ray, Ianthi Tsimpli, Sumantra Ray

10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000181

July 28, 2021

Three-year review of a capacity building pilot for a sustainable regional network on food, nutrition and health systems education in India

Luke Buckner, Harrison Carter, Anand Ahankari, Rinku Banerjee, Somnath Bhar, Shivani Bhat, Yagnaseni Bhattacharya, Debashis Chakraborty, Pauline Douglas, Laura Fitzpatrick, Sudeshna Maitra-Nag, Sagarika Muhkerjee, Sabyasachi Ray, Ananya Roy, Aparjita Saha, Marietta Sayegh, Minha Rajput-Ray, Ianthi Tsimpli, Sumantra Ray

10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000180

February 1, 2021