Nutrition for Growth

Nutrition for Growth represents an opportunity for governments, investors, civil society organizations and citizens to come together to invest in solutions to fight malnutrition.
Key facts to know:
  • Nutrition for Growth is led by a partnership between the United Kingdom, Brazil and Japan governments and championed by leading philanthropic foundations and civil society organizations.
  • The first Nutrition for Growth summit was held in London in 2013 and over $4 billion for new commitments to fight malnutrition was pledged.
  • A Nutrition for Growth  moment was hosted by the governments of Brazil, United Kingdom and Japan on the eve of the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
  • The nutrition community is calling on Italy to host the next Nutrition for Growth pledging moment alongside the 2017 G-7 Summit.
Join us in telling world leaders to make bold commitments at Nutrition for Growth so that women, children and entire communities can survive and thrive.

Moments from the Summit

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UN FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva speaking at the Nutrition for Growth summit in Rio de Janeiro, 4 August 2016.

Tegla N4G 2016

Tegla Loroupe, Kenya’s former marathon world record-holder, spoke at the Rio event in 2016 about her experience growing up hungry in Kenya and how sport helped her.

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Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, talks about the need for political coherence to develop sustainable nutrition initiatives at the Rio event, 2016. Credit: WFP Centre in Brazil



Second Nutrition for Growth

Building of the success of Nutrition for Growth in 2013, the U.K., Brazilian and Japanese governments have come together to galvanize action toward a new global pledging moment to accelerate progress against malnutrition.




A Decade of Action for Nutrition

The United Nations General Assembly declares a Decade of Action on Nutrition to help mobilize UN Member States, UN agencies and other stakeholders to take action on all forms of malnutrition including undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases.

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An Investment Framework to Reach the Global Targets

Ground-breaking new research led by the World Bank, Results for Development and 1,000 Days gives decision-makers a roadmap for scaling up investments in nutrition and reaching a set of the global nutrition targets by 2025.


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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A target to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 is enshrined as part of the new Sustainable Development Goals.



The Global Nutrition Report Established

The Global Nutrition Report—the first-ever comprehensive tool that tracks progress against all forms of malnutrition—was unveiled as a result of a commitment made at the 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit.


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Second International Conference of Nutrition (ICN2)

A high-level intergovernmental meeting that focused global attention on addressing malnutrition in all its forms, ICN2 committed world leaders to establishing national policies aimed at eradicating malnutrition and transforming food systems to make nutritious diets available to all.




First Nutrition for Growth Summit

Hosted by the governments of the United Kingdom, Brazil and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the first-ever Nutrition for Growth summit yielded over 200 commitments to expand the reach of nutrition interventions during the 1,000 day window, reduce stunting and save the lives of almost 2 million children under 5.


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World Health Assembly Targets

World leaders committed to accelerating progress against six targets to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition by 2025.


Getting her first spoon-ful of Rice. This is very soft boiled rice, some sugar and ghee. Notice the custom made silver spoon - spiffy eh!


The Olympic Hunger Summit

On the day of closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, UK Prime Minister David Cameron used the spotlight of the Olympic Games to call for greater international momentum to tackle hunger and malnutrition.

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