As part of the further development of the Access to Nutrition Index, on 1 July, ATNF moved office to Utrecht, the Netherlands. The office is shared with like-minded organizations including the BoP Innovation Center (BoPInc) and the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).
Consultations are underway with a range of stakeholders to solicit input on how ATNI might improve its methodology for the next Global Index. The focus is on preventing and addressing undernutrition and preventing and addressing obesity and diet-related chronic diseases.
Inge Kauer, Executive Director of the Access to Nutrition Foundation, was invited to speak at the Micronutrient Forum in Addis Ababa on novel approaches to engage private sector in tackling undernutrition.
The Access to Nutrition Foundation organized two round tables on the Index methodology for obesity experts at the International Congress on Obesity (ICO) in Malaysia; the official Congress of World Obesity which is held every two years.
The EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health started in March 2005 with the purpose to create a forum for actors at European level who can commit their membership to engage in concrete actions designed to contain or reverse current health trends.
ATNI was invited to the Second Pan American Conference on Obesity to present the Access to Nutrition Index and discuss how the Index can accelerate change within the private sector.
The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
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