Video On Demand

The Curious Case of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Nutrition

November 6, 2019 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EST
Malnutrition has the potential to bankrupt countries and prevent children from reaching their full potential. Unlike other food groups, fruits and vegetables provide beneficial outcomes across all malnutrition forms. Yet, despite the nutritional punch of fruits and vegetables, current global consumption is far below the minimum daily requirements of five portions.

Join the Global Food Security Project for the release of Seeds of Change: The Power of Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Nutrition in Tanzania, a new report focusing on how the United States and other donors are trying to boost fruit and vegetable consumption in Tanzania to improve nutrition through multisectoral and public–private approaches.

The event will feature a keynote lecture by the former Tanzanian Prime Minister, the Honorable Mizengo Pinda, which will be followed by an armchair conversation. The subsequent panel discussion will explore the unique challenges to fruit and vegetable consumption and current efforts to change dietary behavior.

This event is made possible by the generous support of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Amy R. Beaudreault

Amy R. Beaudreault

Former Research Fellow, Global Food Security Project and Global Health Policy Center
Kimberly Flowers
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food and Water Security Program

Honorable Mizengo Pinda

Former Tanzanian Prime Minister, Chairman of Agri Thamani Foundation

Habtamu Fekadu

Senior Director, Save the Children

Ralph Roothaert

Flagship Lead, Healthy Diets, Eastern and Southern Africa, World Vegetable Center

Sally Abbott

Acting Nutrition Division Chief, Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)