Nourishing Asia: Scaling Impact at the Intersection
8th June 2020 3:00pm Singapore Time
- An underlying narrative of this session was that nutrition needs to be part of the COVID-19 response. The pandemic crisis is already discriminating against people living in poverty as well as women and girls because malnutrition is one of the largest contributors to a weakened immune system.
- Cross-sector partnerships were discussed as a key catalyst to improving nutrition. Panelists raised questions around how to better engage with the private sector who have the biggest chance of influencing food systems and consumer behavior change.
- Speakers highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships and advocacy for policy change as governments have a major stake in nutrition. “If you get nutrition right your dollars go further on all other social issues.” – Martin Short