UNICEF State of the World’s Children Companion Reports Launch

Children’s and mothers’ experiences of diet and nutrition

The global Executive Director of UNICEF, Ms Henrietta Fore, Western Sydney University and UNICEF Australia warmly invite you to attend the launch of 'Feeding My Child: How mothers experience nutrition across the world' and 'Food and Me: How adolescents experience nutrition across the world', companion reports to UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition: Growing well in a changing world.

Since 1980, UNICEF (the United Nation’s children’s agency) has published its annual flagship report, The State of the World’s Children (SoWC), which examines research, policy and practice relating to a key issue affecting the lives of children internationally. Bringing together expert commentary, young people’s voices, case studies, and supporting data and statistics, the SoWC report is an important resource for nation states, NGOs and other organisations with an investment in promoting the rights and wellbeing of children everywhere.

UNICEF’s flagship 2019 report examined the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge.

As part of this vital research, UNICEF and a research team at the Young and Resilient Research Centre, Western Sydney University, consulted with 573 mothers and 656 adolescents in 18 countries, including Australia, about their experiences of diet and nutrition.

Their views are detailed in two companion reports, providing an in-depth analysis of the insights shared by mothers and adolescents around the world on how diet and nutrition affect their lives, and those of their children.

Event Details

Please join us to celebrate the launch of these two reports and to hear about and discuss their key findings.

When: 9:30-11:00am AEDT, 24th November 2020
Where: online via Zoom (details will be sent upon registration(opens in a new window))
Register: on Eventbrite(opens in a new window)

Speakers include:

  • Ms Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor, Western Sydney University
  • Mr Tony Stuart, CEO, UNICEF Australia
  • Dr Catharine Fleming, School of Health Science, Western Sydney University
  • Professor Virginia Schmied, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University