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Nutrition and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Nutrition and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Author(s)

Urban Jonsson

 

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Publication date: 5

Publication series:
Innocenti Occasional Papers, Child Rights Series

No. of pages: 44

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Abstract

Nutrition is mentioned specifically only three times in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, through its emphasis upon food, health, and care, the Convention makes it clear that good nutrition should be regarded as a fundamental human right. This study reviews the progress that governments have made in implementing this aspect of the Convention, providing ‘status reports’ on the inclusion of nutrition goals in individual ‘National Programmes of Action’. The paper includes a background overview of the development of human nutrition as a science, together with a survey of current trends in thinking on the subject.
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