The global climate crisis is a child nutrition crisis

UNICEF Agenda for Child Nutrition and Climate Action

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Nutritious diets and sustainable food systems have the potential to nourish children and nurture child and planetary wellbeing. Yet, in many parts of the world, poor diets and unsustainable food systems are driving child malnutrition, environmental degradation, and climate change. At the same time, the climate crisis is slowing, and at times reverting, global progress on ending child malnutrition. Guided by the UNICEF Nutrition Strategy 2030, the “UNICEF Agenda for Child Nutrition and Climate Action” outlines UNICEF’s five-point agenda to position child nutrition within climate action. This agenda and its actions will contribute to preventing child malnutrition in populations affected by the climate crisis and mitigating climate change by improving children’s access to nutritious and sustainable diets, essential nutrition and care services, and healthy food environments and food and nutrition practices.

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