22 January 2014

Nutrition Tweeters: More Needed

Blatant act of self-promotion 1:  here is the crowdsourced Guardian list of top tweeters on nutrition.   Some great ones in here, and a couple I did not know about, so thanks to the Guardian and congratulations to them (and GAIN) on the terrific new Hub.

Blatant act of self promotion 2:  two of the top 10 are the Convenors of the Transforming Nutrition Short Course at IDS, July 14-18 (Purnima Menon is the other convenor).

Tweets can be trivial but sometimes they can unblock thinking and unlock resources.  It depends how thoughtful they are and what they are linked to--content is still a vital part of a tweet.

Of course, the most important thing to blatantly promote is the need to scale up nutrition relevant actions and resources.  165 million stunted kids in 2014 is an outrage.

As the Guardian list shows we need more tweeters from the countries where the problem is the greatest (and great to see William Chilufya recognised), so if there is anything I can do to support you, please email me at l.haddad@ids.ac.uk and I will see what I can do.

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