Why is zero hunger important?

About 10% of the world's population is undernourished, that is, they suffer from hunger. In addition, malnutrition continues to undermine the physical and intellectual development of many people and represents an obstacle on the economic and social progress of a country. The zero hunger plan according to the FAO, it is about ending world hunger and all forms of malnutrition, ending food insecurity, achieving improved global nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.

 

It is part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda: zero hunger sdg 2.

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It motivates towards the generation of positive habits and sustainable attitudes, seeking to inform you without information overload.

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Who is behind Zero Hunger and Nutrition?

And so it all begins, with an idea, however crazy it may seem...

 

Creating a website without any notion of design (literally) seemed ambitious... however, there are no barriers if you have will and motivation for something (and why not, patience). All in all, the recipe would never be complete without adding a pinch (or better yet a good cup) of positive attitude.

 

Therefore, if you have an idea, take advantage of it, make it grow and feel capable! Everything starts with oneself.

 

My name is Laura Martin Rubio. I am a Nutritionist and Food Technologist by profession, although adventuress and researcher from the heart.

Laura Martin Rubio

Who is behind Zero Hunger and Nutrition?

And so it all begins, with an idea, however crazy it may seem...

 

Creating a website without any notion of design (literally) seemed ambitious... however, there are no barriers if you have will and motivation for something (and why not, patience). All in all, the recipe would never be complete without adding a pinch (or better yet a good cup) of positive attitude.

 

Therefore, if you have an idea, take advantage of it, make it grow and feel capable! Everything starts with oneself.

 

My name is Laura Martin Rubio. I am a Nutritionist and Food Technologist by profession, although adventuress and researcher from the heart.

Laura Martin Rubio
Nutrition and zero hunger in International Cooperation
feeding in the mothers center of Ankalika Toliara Madagascar

Nutritional shelter management center and comprehensive care for women

Coordination of the actions developed in the center, whose objective is to strengthen the health, educational and professional capacities of women who live in conditions of extreme poverty and suffer from some type of malnutrition. They come with one or several minors, who stay in the nursery while they study. The center contributes to various sustainable development goals.

anthropometric measurement in international cooperation projects

Nutritional monitoring-anthropometric measurements

Activity developed with the aim of knowing the nutritional status of the people participating in cooperation projects. Measurement of height/length, weight, arm circumference and head circumference. Observation of possible edemas and signs of deficiencies.

diagnosis-malnutrition

Data analysis and diagnosis of malnutrition

The data obtained during the taking of anthropometric measurements require further analysis. Using Anthro and Anthro Plus (WHO free software) to extract different indices. Interpretation of results and presentation of a diagnosis of the situation.

infant anemia and hemoglobin measurement

Blood hemoglobin studies

The prevalence of anemia in contexts of scarcity and food poverty is very high. This increases even more in endemic areas of malaria and parasitosis. For this reason, having a portable device to measure hemoglobin is a good asset for easily diagnosing cases of anemia due to iron deficiency and being able to treat it early.

Moringa oleifera child malnutrition Madagascar

Malnutrition treatment

The daily administration of natural nutritional supplements such as moringa oleifera is a great strategy to fight against hunger and malnutrition and achieve zero hunger. Diagnosed cases of acute malnutrition are addressed immediately. The officially known treatments are the RUTF (ready-to-use therapeutic food), however, it is always convenient and opportune to have a plan B.

plumpy gasy acute malnutrition treatment

Creating Alternative Treatments for Malnutrition: Plumpy Gasy

Home formula for the treatment of acute malnutrition without complications. Economical, energetic, nutritious, viable, appetizing, effective and sustainable. It emerges as an alternative or complement to ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF). These types of initiatives, which respect food sustainability, seek to end malnutrition and provide solutions to hunger in the world.

food minors school madagascar

Improved menus to minimize hidden hunger

Study of the menus, checking suitability and possible deficiencies in the different age groups. Subsequent recommendation of improvements in order to optimize the nutritional status of the project participants and contribute towards zero hunger. When the food consumed is insufficient or there is a dietary imbalance, hidden hunger can occur: a form of malnutrition characterized by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

training in hygiene nutrition and health

Training activities/workshops

Approach to various topics around hygiene, nutrition and health: warning signs of illness, breastfeeding, family planning, personal hygiene, wound care, first aid, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhea, food health, among others . Adaptation of the formations to the needs of the moment (appearance of outbreaks of plague, measles, etc.).

protocol fight against malnutrition

Creation of records and protocols

The creation of protocols offers an overview of the main activities carried out in a department or Program for Health and the Fight against Malnutrition. In the Coconut Water Foundation, it serves as a guide for the correct achievement of the activities to be carried out.

Ending world hunger seems like a very ambitious goal. It is, but with each small step, great things are acomplished.
feeding in the mothers center of Ankalika Toliara Madagascar

Nutritional shelter management center and comprehensive care for women

Coordination of the actions developed in the center, whose objective is to strengthen the health, educational and professional capacities of women who live in conditions of extreme poverty and suffer from some type of malnutrition. They come with one or several minors, who stay in the nursery while they study. The center contributes to various sustainable development goals.

anthropometric measurement in international cooperation projects

Nutritional monitoring-anthropometric measurements

Activity developed with the aim of knowing the nutritional status of the people participating in cooperation projects. Measurement of height/length, weight, arm circumference and head circumference. Observation of possible edemas and signs of deficiencies.

diagnosis-malnutrition

Data analysis and diagnosis of malnutrition

The data obtained during the taking of anthropometric measurements require further analysis. Using Anthro and Anthro Plus (WHO free software) to extract different indices. Interpretation of results and presentation of a diagnosis of the situation.

infant anemia and hemoglobin measurement

Blood hemoglobin studies

The prevalence of anemia in contexts of scarcity and food poverty is very high. This increases even more in endemic areas of malaria and parasitosis. For this reason, having a portable device to measure hemoglobin is a good asset for easily diagnosing cases of anemia due to iron deficiency and being able to treat it early.

Moringa oleifera child malnutrition Madagascar

Malnutrition treatment

The daily administration of natural nutritional supplements such as moringa oleifera is a great strategy to fight against hunger and malnutrition and achieve zero hunger. Diagnosed cases of acute malnutrition are addressed immediately. The officially known treatments are the RUTF (ready-to-use therapeutic food), however, it is always convenient and opportune to have a plan B.

plumpy gasy acute malnutrition treatment

Creating Alternative Treatments for Malnutrition: Plumpy Gasy

Home formula for the treatment of acute malnutrition without complications. Economical, energetic, nutritious, viable, appetizing, effective and sustainable. It emerges as an alternative or complement to ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF). These types of initiatives, which respect food sustainability, seek to end malnutrition and provide solutions to hunger in the world.

food minors school madagascar

Improved menus to minimize hidden hunger

Study of the menus, checking suitability and possible deficiencies in the different age groups. Subsequent recommendation of improvements in order to optimize the nutritional status of the project participants and contribute towards zero hunger. When the food consumed is insufficient or there is a dietary imbalance, hidden hunger can occur: a form of malnutrition characterized by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

training in hygiene nutrition and health

Training activities/workshops

Approach to various topics around hygiene, nutrition and health: warning signs of illness, breastfeeding, family planning, personal hygiene, wound care, first aid, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhea, food health, among others . Adaptation of the formations to the needs of the moment (appearance of outbreaks of plague, measles, etc.).

protocol fight against malnutrition

Creation of records and protocols

The creation of protocols offers an overview of the main activities carried out in a department or Program for Health and the Fight against Malnutrition. In the Coconut Water Foundation, it serves as a guide for the correct achievement of the activities to be carried out.

Ending world hunger seems like a very ambitious goal. It is, but with each small step, great things are acomplished.
Plumpy Gasy (PG)

Very nutritious mixture similar to RUTF, but cheaper and more accessible. Basic ingredients: tuber, peanut, oil and moringa. In the Coconut Water Foundation, its use has halved the cost of treating malnutrition. Easily applicable to other contexts where there is undernourishment, making the appropriate adaptations. It represents a good strategy in the challenge towards zero hunger.

Plumpy Gasy (PG)

Very nutritious mixture similar to RUTF, but cheaper and more accessible. Basic ingredients: tuber, peanut, oil and moringa. In the Coconut Water Foundation, its use has halved the cost of treating malnutrition. Easily applicable to other contexts where there is undernourishment, making the appropriate adaptations. It represents a good strategy in the challenge towards zero hunger.

Access the campaign carried out by the Coconut Water Foundation: "I put an end to hunger my way" to learn more about the formula.
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