2021 was called the ‘Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Year of Action’, marking a year-long effort to keep up momentum on action for tackling global malnutrition. The year culminated in the N4G Summit in December, an important moment for galvanising funding and policy changes to tackle malnutrition.
For RESULTS campaigners, 2021 was a year of action on nutrition, but the same can’t be said for the UK Government. The UK did not renew its previous commitment to reaching 50 million women, children and adolescent girls with nutrition programmes. However, after much advocacy by RESULTS campaigners, a belated N4G financial pledge was made in February 2022!
At our recent Advocacy Day, RESULTS campaigners met with civil servants working on global nutrition programmes to quiz them on how they are using the UK’s more limited nutrition budget most effectively. We know that undernutrition is already the leading cause of death for children under 5 worldwide, and rates are set to rise. This year, the UK needs to take action and must renew its commitment to reach those most at risk of malnutrition.
This month, please write to the Foreign Secretary, Rt. Hon. Liz Truss MP, urging the UK to renew its commitment to reaching 50 million women, children and adolescent girls with nutrition-relevant programmes in the next 5 years. Our July Action Sheet gives you all the information you need to write your letter.
Catch up on our July conference call with expert guest speaker Jane Napais Lankisa to hear about how she is supporting her community to improve their nutrition, especially for adolescent girls, and the extra challenges created by the current food crisis
Image: Nutrition education session on food groups among adolescents in Lenkishon primary school, Kajiado county, Kenya. Credit: Feed the Children-Kenya.