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