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Preconception Nutrition: Building advocacy and social movements to stimulate action

Preconception Nutrition: Building advocacy and social movements to stimulate action
Preconception Nutrition: Building advocacy and social movements to stimulate action
Action to improve preconception nutrition is a collective, societal responsibility. We believe that the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) society is ideally placed to facilitate the development of a global agenda for preconception nutrition which recognises the societal importance of nutrition for young women and men, and supports them in optimising their nutritional status for the benefit of the next generation. In this paper, we outline four key actions that can be taken by the members of DOHaDʼs international society located across 67 countries, and nine regional societies, to demonstrate this leadership role. The recommended actions to place preconception nutrition at the top of national and regional agendas include (i) continuing to build the scientific evidence, (ii) monitoring of progress made by governments and commercial companies, (iii) developing advocacy coalitions that unite individuals and organisations around common policy options and (iv) working with partners to develop an emotive and empowering preconception nutrition awareness campaign. Collectively, these actions hold the potential to develop into a preconception nutrition social movement to invoke high-level government support and across-sector policy action, while raising public demand for action and engaging corporate actors.
advocacy, nutritional status, policy options, reconception nutrition, social movement
2040-1744
Vogel, Christina
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Kriznik, Natasha
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Stephenson, Judith
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Barker, Mary
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Vogel, Christina
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Kriznik, Natasha
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Stephenson, Judith
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Barker, Mary
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Vogel, Christina, Kriznik, Natasha, Stephenson, Judith and Barker, Mary (2020) Preconception Nutrition: Building advocacy and social movements to stimulate action. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. (doi:10.1017/S2040174420000197).

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Action to improve preconception nutrition is a collective, societal responsibility. We believe that the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) society is ideally placed to facilitate the development of a global agenda for preconception nutrition which recognises the societal importance of nutrition for young women and men, and supports them in optimising their nutritional status for the benefit of the next generation. In this paper, we outline four key actions that can be taken by the members of DOHaDʼs international society located across 67 countries, and nine regional societies, to demonstrate this leadership role. The recommended actions to place preconception nutrition at the top of national and regional agendas include (i) continuing to build the scientific evidence, (ii) monitoring of progress made by governments and commercial companies, (iii) developing advocacy coalitions that unite individuals and organisations around common policy options and (iv) working with partners to develop an emotive and empowering preconception nutrition awareness campaign. Collectively, these actions hold the potential to develop into a preconception nutrition social movement to invoke high-level government support and across-sector policy action, while raising public demand for action and engaging corporate actors.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 February 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 May 2020
Keywords: advocacy, nutritional status, policy options, reconception nutrition, social movement

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Local EPrints ID: 438441
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438441
ISSN: 2040-1744
PURE UUID: 4038d8a8-4914-42bb-8577-98b86a5ac796
ORCID for Christina Vogel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3897-3786
ORCID for Mary Barker: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2976-0217

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2020 17:31
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 06:31

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Author: Christina Vogel ORCID iD
Author: Natasha Kriznik
Author: Judith Stephenson
Author: Mary Barker ORCID iD

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