DSM offers global nutrition insights from leading experts in new book


From topics such as consumer food choices to ensuring good nutrition for vulnerable population groups, a range of experts from diverse organisations have contributed insights

A DSM and Sight and Life Foundation-led editorial board has launched a new book to provide the latest perspectives on the nutrition challenges that are now common to all societies worldwide.

It argues that the case for good nutrition for all people, in all parts of the globe and throughout the entire lifecycle, is growing stronger and includes contributions from some of the world’s most influential and respected experts in the field.

‘Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century’ explores the economics of nutrition and malnutrition and discusses a wide range of tried and tested, evidence-based approaches and interventions that can improve the nutritional status of the general population as well as at-risk groups.

‘Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century’ builds on a previous publication, ‘The Road to Good Nutrition’, which was awarded first prize in the health and social care category of the British Medical Association (BMA) annual medical book awards.

'However, this book differs from its predecessor in two essential respects,' comments Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Senior Vice President, Nutrition Science and Advocacy at DSM Nutritional Products. 'First, it is set firmly within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were officially ushered in on 1 January 2016. Secondly, it pays attention to both the developed and the developing world.'

'As a result, it juxtaposes the nutrition challenges of different world regions to highlight the differences in nutrition status as well as the many problems that are now common to populations across the globe.'

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, adds: 'This book collects some of our brightest minds and best ideas but, in addition, it represents one of the most precious ingredients for our success in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: the global sharing of knowledge, innovation and creativity.'

‘Good Nutrition’ will appeal to the general reader seeking a comprehensive overview of this complex and rapidly evolving field, and will also provide inspiration for the specialist wishing to pursue a specific avenue of investigation with the help of an experienced and trustworthy guide.

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The publication has been developed as part of DSM’s ongoing work to raise awareness of the importance of improved nutrition amongst key stakeholders globally and will be launched initially at the CFS43: Plenary of the UN Committee on World Food Security. The full text of Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century may be downloaded here.