Adolescence presents an opportunity to influence diet, which impacts present and future health outcomes, yet adolescent diets globally are poorly understood. This study estimated mean frequency of consumption and prevalence of less-than-daily fruit and vegetable consumption, at-least-daily carbonated beverage consumption, and at-least-weekly fast-food consumption among school-going adolescents.
GAIN works on supply and demand, as well as on changing incentives, rules and regulations to encourage production and consumption of nutritious and safe foods. We seek to understand and tackle barriers faced by small enterprises working to boost availability, affordability, desirability, and convenience of nutritious foods like eggs, especially for people on low-incomes.
This factsheet highlights the vastly different levels of egg supply seen across African regions, selected African countries, and selected high-income countries. It discusses why eggs remain scarce and expensive in many low-income settings, including across much of Western, Eastern, and Middle Africa.
This factsheet describes the nutritional content of eggs. Eggs are a rich source of protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
An egg is formed of two main parts, the egg white (albumen) and the egg yolk. The white contains mostly water, proteins and some minerals.
This factsheet describes the nutritional benefits of eggs for key target populations. Eggs are among the best food sources to improve diet quality in infants, as they contain nutrients which help brain development and physical growth.
The "Menu of actions to shape urban food environments for improved nutrition" has been developed by GAIN, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat and the RUAF Foundation as a reference document that seeks to meet this need. It contains a large number of examples of policies and programmes, from countries in every region and in all income bands, to inspire and encourage other cities to initiate actions.
Urban governance for nutrition is the process of making and implementing decisions that shape sustainable food systems to deliver better nutrition for people in cities. The Framework on Urban Governance for Nutrition and the guide for implementation provide guidance on how city governments and stakeholders can determine appropriate actions to address urban nutrition priorities.
Over half of the world’s population live in cities. By 2050, it is expected that almost 7 out of 10 people will reside in cities, with 90% of this growth occurring in Africa and Asia. Urbanisation is linked to increasing rates of overweight and obesity, yet undernutrition is also prevalent in cities. These areas are confronted by an increasingly complex challenge to address malnutrition in all its forms.
The framework comprises a set of drivers, plus four determinants (food supply chains, external food environments, personal food environments, and behaviours of caregivers, children and adolescents), which together influence the diets of children and adolescents.
This paper describes an innovative behaviour change communication programme, implemented as part of the Baduta programme, including rationale and early impacts. Baduta was a multi-component programme developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), together with partners, to improve maternal and infant nutrition.