How can cities help provide healthy and sustainable food for children? World Urban Forum 2018

How can cities provide healthy and nutritious food to all children within the planetary boundaries? The World Urban Forum provides a unique opportunity to direct attention to this question, placing the topic in the context of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals and bringing together actors from a range of sectors.

Cities are an important platform for improving the foods that children eat, since the majority of children live in urban and peri-urban settings and many lower-middle income countries face multiple burdens of malnutrition – where challenges of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity can have long-term consequences.

By joining forces at the World Urban Forum, EAT, C40, UNICEF and partners seek to place child nutrition in both a health and sustainability context and elevate the topic in the urban agenda.


Aang Sutrisna

Senior Technical Specialist , Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)