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Healthy Diets for All: A Key to Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Publisher: Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems

Achieving high-quality diets for all is critically important to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Healthy diets provide a foundation to support successful progress toward targets in health, agriculture, inequality, poverty and sustainable consumption. Poor nutrition is associated with low educational attainment, poor physical growth and low labour productivity, yet the delivery of healthy diets remains invisible in terms of SDG language and is is not mentioned in any of the SDG targets. Addressing poor quality diets and malnutrition is critical to meeting many of the SDGs, and not just SDG2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture". This will help release the brake on progress and accelerate the delivery of the global goals: ensuring high-quality diets will help unlock the development potential of individuals, boost economic productivity and reduce demands on expenditure in areas such as health and social protection.

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