Food Systems for Children and Adolescents

Food Systems for Children and Adolescents


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, co-hosted a global consultation on children, adolescents and food systems at the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti on 5-7 November 2018.

The consultation brought together 60 participants from government, development partners, business, and academia from low-, middle- and high-income settings. 

The consultation aimed to:

  1. Develop a common narrative around the need for food systems to produce nutritious, safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable diets for children and adolescents,
  2. Validate a common approach to elucidate priority actions within the food system to improve diets of children and adolescents, and
  3. Develop an action plan to improve children and adolescents’ diets using a food systems approach.

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