The Issue

Good nutrition provides a foundation for humanity to flourish — physically and mentally. Children stay in school longer, people earn more when they are older, and all are more resilient to illness and disease.

Stronger Foundations for Nutrition is committed to accelerating global progress on all key malnutrition-related health indicators.

  • We have a particular focus on good maternal, infant and young child nutrition, as defined by the World Health Assembly (WHA). 
  • Additionally we are committed to pursuing nutritious, sustainable and equitable food systems that deliver quality diets for everyone, within planetary boundaries.

Altogether, these issues underpin nearly all of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Healthy Diets

As affirmed by the UN Food Systems Summit, we (re)imagine a world in which:

World Health Assembly Resolution 65.6 endorsed a comprehensive implementation plan on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, which specified a set of six global nutrition targets that by 2025 aim to:

Achieve a 40% reduction in the number of children under-5 who are stunted; Achieve a 50% reduction of anaemia in women of reproductive age; Achieve a 30% reduction in low birth weight; Ensure that there is no increase in childhood overweight; Increase the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months up to at least 50%; Reduce and maintain childhood wasting to less than 5%

As affirmed by the UN Food Systems Summit, we (re)imagine a world in which:

The food system generates more value than cost;. Dietary patterns promote positive health outcomes for all;. Food production and distribution is not only sustainable, but acts as a carbon sink; and Nutritious and regenerative food is accessible, affordable and available to all, particularly those historically neglected by the food system.

Learn more about how we work together to improve global nutrition.

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