Strengthening governance for better nutrition in cities. A framework for assessment and action.

Urban governance for nutrition is the process of making and implementing decisions that shape sustainable food systems to deliver better nutrition for people in cities. The Framework on Urban Governance for Nutrition and the guide for implementation provide guidance on how city governments and stakeholders can determine appropriate actions to address urban nutrition priorities. 

The framework is flexible and made to be adapted based on what a city is currently doing to address urban governance for nutrition. The guide to implementation provides a step-by-step approach to using the framework: from identifying champions to support urban governance for nutrition; to assessing the food environment, government tools and functions, and stakeholders; establishing or consolidating multi-stakeholder governance mechanisms; identifying issues and developing actions; and monitoring and evaluating progress.