UN teams in ten countries participate in clinics on "transforming food systems to deliver healthy and sustainable diets"
On 20 and 21 March, The UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, the UN-Nutrition Secretariat and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement hosted clinics for United Nations Resident Coordinator Offices (RCOs) and United Nations Coordination Teams (UNCTs) in ten countries, on "transforming food systems to deliver healthy and sustainable diets".
In keeping with the aim of Sustainable Development Goals integration, the three-hour clinics aimed to create a shared understanding of how strategic food systems policy and actions can be used to deliver healthy and sustainable diets and good nutrition for all. After setting the stage with an overview of the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of a food systems approach, participants engaged in peer-to-peer learning through the sharing of experiences from country team members.
Resources including a recently published UN-Nutrition guidance note and the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition were shared. The RCOs and UNCTs also engaged in a facilitated deep dive to discuss the alignment of their country’s UN Cooperation Framework with the National Nutrition Plans, and Food Systems Pathways and to identify opportunities for improving actions to ensure that food systems are delivering healthy diets for all.
Interested UNCTs/RCOs that would like to participate in a next round of clinics can write to: firstname.lastname@example.org