Journal article

Nutrition Justice: Uncovering Invisible Pathways to Malnutrition

Sarah Hanieh, Holly High, John Boulton

Frontiers in Endocrinology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

We propose the use of the analytic frame of "nutrition justice" to reconcile the separate imperatives of Global Health for nutritional sufficiency for all, the requirement to eradicate childhood malnutrition, and the need for strategies to check the emerging pandemic of the double burden of malnutrition in the Global South. Malnutrition and its consequences of growth stunting are the result of disruption to the nutritional ecology of childhood from structural violence. This is mediated through loss of food security and perturbation to the cultural status of food, and on the prerequisites for nurture during infancy and early childhood. These socio-political factors obscure the role of biologi..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award


Funding Acknowledgements

SH was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Early Career Fellowship (1112581). HH research was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DE120100503).