The Opportunity

rewriting the story of global malnutrition

Most of us understand that good food provides the foundations for cultures, families and friendships.

Few of us understand that what we put in our bodies provides the foundations for all of us to survive and thrive.

Malnutrition is the number one cause of premature death worldwide. It kills more children than HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined.

More than a third of the world,

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— over 3.1 billion people —

can't afford the nutrition they need to fulfill their potential.

Most of us understand that good food provides the foundations for cultures, families and friendships.

Few of us understand that what we put in our bodies provides the foundations for all of us to survive and thrive.

Malnutrition is the number one cause of premature death worldwide. It kills more children than HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined.

More than a third of the world

> 0
— over 3.1 billion people —

can't afford the nutrition they need to fulfill their potential.

Global malnutrition is a tragic story for humanity, but good nutrition can be a story of hope.

When we write a new story for nutrition, we build stronger foundations for a better tomorrow.

Through smart and scalable investments, we can accelerate global progress on a range of critical health and development outcomes.

When we write a new story for nutrition, we build stronger foundations for a better tomorrow.

Through smart and scalable investments, we can accelerate global progress on a range of critical health and development outcomes.

Sustainable Nutrition for All

Good nutrition underpins nearly all of the Sustainable Development Goals. When we nourish people and planet, we create stronger foundations for the future.

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

We are committed to achieving the vision of the maternal, infant and child health targets set by the World Health Assembly (WHA):

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%

Good nutrition underpins nearly all of the Sustainable Development Goals. When we nourish people and planet, we create stronger foundations for the future. 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.

Click below to learn more about the simple, evidence-based investments that hold the potential to redefine our collective future. 

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