Global targets 2025: To improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition
WHO's Member States have endorsed global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition and are committed to monitoring progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalysing global change.
Updates to eLENA
11 March 2013 -- Another edition of the WHO electronic Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) has just been published. The source for the latest evidence-based nutrition guidance now includes six new intervention topics.
The eLENA web site is also now available in Arabic and Chinese, completing translation of the site in all six official WHO languages.
WHO issuing new guidelines on sodium and potassium intakes
The new guidelines confirm that adults should consume less than 2 grams of sodium, or 5 grams of salt, per day. A reduction in sodium intake is needed to reduce blood pressure and risk of heart disease in adults.
The potassium guideline indicates that adult should consume at least 90 mmol per day (3,510 mg per day). Increasing potassium intake reduces blood pressure and decreases a person’s risk of heart disease.
This video presents the WHO e-Library of Evidence for Nutrition Actions (eLENA) - an online library of evidence-informed guidelines for an expanding list of nutrition interventions.