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Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) collaborative process that began in 2009 with the development of the Scale Up Nutrition Framework, has evolved into a Movement that is both stimulated and reinforced by political interest in nutrition among leaders of governments and development partners alike. 

Scaling Up Nutrition is a global push for action and investment to improve maternal and child nutrition. Evidence shows that proper nutrition during the 1000 days between a woman's pregnancy and her child's second birthday gives children a healthy start at life. Poor nutrition during this period leads to irreversible consequences such as stunted growth and impaired cognitive development. Improving nutrition is a precondition to achieving goals of eradicating poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating disease - which all contribute to a stronger future for communities and nations.

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UN Network for SUN

The UN Network aims to bring together all relevant UN agencies to help countries accelerate their efforts to improve nutrition through coordinated, harmonised and aligned action from the global to the country level.

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Committee on World Food Security
Towards Voluntary Guidelines for Food systems and NutritionIn October 2016, at its forty-third plenary, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) agreed on a strategy on nutrition aimed at stepping up the CFS’s contribution to the global fight against…
CFS OEWG on Nutrition Intersessional eventsTwo CFS Advancing Nutrition events were held in May 2017 as part of a series of events to “develop common understanding of issues and lay the basis for informed CFS policy convergence…
Nutrition Day and the 44th session of the Committee on World Food SecurityThe Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has been ramping up its focus on nutrition since 2015. The 44th session was a testament to those efforts with a full day focused solely on nutrition. This…