The UK has played an active role in tackling malnutrition since founding the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) initiative, alongside Japan and Brazil, and hosting the first ever Nutrition for Growth summit in 2013. The December 2021 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit is a crucial opportunity to pledge commitments that will help reverse the rise in malnutrition caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The outcomes of the Summit will be decisive for the future health, development and economic potential of millions of people worldwide.

This document builds on two previous policy reports from the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN), setting recommendations to the UK Government and explores concrete options for action alongside previous examples of success. By actioning the recommendations in this document, the UK could maximise the impact of its investments in other development sectors, help reverse the rise in malnutrition caused by the pandemic, save lives and help give millions of children the best possible start in life.