Transform Nutrition - Using evidence to inspire action

News from Transform Nutrition

Spring 2013

Welcome to the first issue of Transform Nutrition e-news. Transform Nutrition is a consortium of six international research and development partners. Using research-based evidence we aim to inspire effective action to address undernutrition. We will keep you up-to-date with our events and outputs and hope you find it useful.
Ayesha Vellani/Save the Children

Nutrition Champions 2013

Do you know anyone who has transformed thinking and action on nutrition? The Transform Nutrition Research Programme Consortium in support of the efforts of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement are inviting nominations to recognise any individual who has had significant success in transforming thinking or action on nutrition, at national or local levels. Further information and nomination form.

Who's who in nutrition

In our inception phase we undertook stakeholder network and power mapping in our four focal countries and reports were produced for Bangladesh, Kenya, Ethiopia and India. A number of participants said that they had found the process very useful, increasing their knowledge of how organisations were linked and who the key players were. Follow up interviews with a sample of those identified provided further insights into network and power dynamics.
Jan Grarup/Noor for Save the Children

2013 Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition

On June 7th, The Lancet will publish a series featuring new global data and policy recommendations on nutrition. The series is a follow-up to the Lancet’s landmark 2008 Series, which helped put nutrition on the global health and development agenda and identified the 1,000 days of a mother’s pregnancy until her child’s 2nd birthday as the priority window for impact. Transform Nutrition researchers have written a paper on the politics of reducing malnutrition, which reflects pillar 3 of our research which focuses on an enabling environment for nutrition.

Transforming Nutrition Ideas 2013 

A five day summer course at the Institute of Development Studies, UK will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it. This course is designed for both for policy makers and practitioners and online applications are now welcome.


April saw the launch of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) which measures political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 developing countries. Partly funded by Transform Nutrition, it is the first global index of its kind. Read the blog by IDS researcher Dolf te Lintelo Naming, shaming and praising - Introducing HANCI

About us

Transform Nutrition is a consortium of six international research and development partners funded by the UK government. Over 5 years, from 2012-2017, Transform Nutrition aims to transform thinking and action on nutrition and strengthen nutrition-relevant evidence in order to accelerate undernutrition reduction in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. For more information, please visit
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