Summary

(June 2008) There have been two especially noteworthy nutrition "events" since the last NNN was issued in December 2007. The first was planned—the release of the Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition. An important part of this NNN covers that series and the reactions of a number of actors in global nutrition efforts. The second "event" was not planned—the food crisis that has enveloped much of the world. Given the exceptional importance of what is happening with food prices, the availability of food, and their links with hunger and malnutrition, this edition of NNN also covers the food crisis.