Healthy diets for all: A key to meeting the SDGs

Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
Resource type:
Advocacy and policy

In this policy brief, the Global Panel makes the case that healthy diets are a foundation underpinning positive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly for targets in health, agriculture, inequality, poverty, and sustainable consumption. Three out of six of the recommendations explicitly call for collaboration between public and private sectors, and the other three could be strengthened through PPE. The six priorities laid out for policy makers are: 1) Pay explicit attention to diet quality in developing plans to meet the Sustainable Development Goals; 2) Adopt a systems approach to improving diets and achieving the SDGs, linking, for example, policies on agricultural production and social protection; 3) Focus on improving diets for infants, young children, adolescent girls and women; 4) Address barriers and shocks impeding access to healthy diets for vulnerable groups; 5) Widen policy approaches to SDG2, enhancing food systems to deliver healthy diets for all and to address all forms of malnutrition; and 6) Step up efforts to collect and report data on diet quality.

This resource presents evidence or data but has not been peer reviewed