Malnutrition :: UN agency launches free e-course on causes and characteristics of malnutrition

The causes and nature of malnutrition are the focus of a free e-learning course launched today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with the aim of improving the collection, analysis and dissemination of food security information.

The three-lesson course, known as ?Nutritional Status Assessment and Analysis,? has been produced by FAO in conjunction with the European Commission (EC) and was launched in Rome during the latest meeting of the Committee of World Food Security.

Each lesson is designed to be interactive and self-paced, using illustrated step-by-step exercises and instructions to guide the student and drawing on case studies, job aids and methodological guidelines. The course also has resources available for trainers.

Other e-learning courses already available include ?Reporting Food Security Information? and ?Food Security Information Systems and Networks.? A French-language version of each course is expected to be developed soon.

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