Five specialized agencies of the United Nations Organization (UN) launched a joint action plan that seeks to offer healthy and accessible diets from sustainable food systems, as unhealthy food “causes 11 million deaths” every year. And 420,000 more people die from consuming harmful foods”.
World Health Organization (WHO), Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Program (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Environment Program (UNEP) They will seek to “transform food systems with the intention of improving health, nutrition and environmental sustainability”.
Some 3 Billion People Can’t Afford Healthy Eating You Poor diet is linked to six of the top ten risk factors for the global burden of disease, Explained to the members of the Action Coalition for a Healthy Diet, made up of five multilateral agencies.
malnutrition constitutes a Violation of human right to food and continues to generate social and health inequalities,” he said.
Some 3 Billion People Can’t Afford Healthy Eating
You Poor diet is linked to six of the top ten risk factors for the global burden of disease.
“The alliance will support countries to achieve their goals for human health and environmental sustainability, thus achieving a true victory for people, climate and nature,” the WFP said.
agencies recalled that Health, nutrition and environmental sustainability should be “Fundamental Pillars of Food System Transformation” and that Healthy Diet“Promoting health and preventing disease”But for its consumption to be widespread It is necessary That Groceries are “available, accessible and attractive to all”,
In return, these foods should are organically produced and distributedI know ensure a good job You Protect the planet, soil, water and biodiversity.
The vision of the coalition is “to mobilize and support collective action towards the goal of all people moving from sustainable food systems to a healthier diet.”
three pillars of the project
The action plan consists of three key points: gathering and coordinating knowledge For systematic action on food systems that have a positive impact at the country level; facilitating learning between countries; You Management of special projects according to the priorities of each country, Integrating the areas of nutrition, health and sustainability through food.
expected outcome Achieving collective impact on healthy diet produced by sustainable food systems, promoting healthy living and well-being, reducing non-communicable diseases, improving maternal and child health, promoting responsible consumption and production, and combating climate change Have to take immediate action.
The coalition was formed following the United Nations Summit on Food Systems, held in 2021, and brings together member states, UN agencies, civil society organisations, educational institutions and social movements.