Developing Countries: Nutrition

Department for International Development written question – answered on 10th January 2019.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure nutritional support is considered by all teams and divisions within her Department.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

'Saving lives, investing in future generations and building prosperity – the UK’s Global Nutrition Position Paper’, which was published in October 2017, committed DFID to strengthen the breadth and quality of its nutrition-sensitive, multi-sector investments.

Since the Paper was published, DFID has for example developed a strategic approach to integrating nutrition into relevant areas of its economic development work. This includes supporting private sector investment within different parts of the food system in order to make safe nutritious foods more affordable and accessible to poor people, in particular women, adolescent girls and children under five.

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