The Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All (HDSFS) was formed as an outcome of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The WHO hosts/supports the coalition.
The HDSFS is a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ and strives to act as a mechanism for coordinated action on healthy diets from sustainable food systems to which countries can look to share experiences, champion policy actions and gain support, information and inspiration. The HDSFS brings together Member States, UN Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Academic Institutions, and social movements to deliver on this call.
The vision of the Coalition is to align, mobilize and support collective action towards the shared vision of a world where all people are eating healthy diets from sustainable food systems. Realization of this vision would achieve a multitude of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as ending hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, promoting healthy lives and wellbeing for all by substantially reducing the health burden of non-communicable diseases and improving maternal and child health, promoting responsible consumption and production, and foster urgent action to combat climate change.
The Healthy Diets Coalition takes a broader approach which works across the food supply, food environments and the valuing of food. The workplan of the Coalition revolves around three key functions:
- Mobilise and coordinate existing expertise and stakeholders to align action across food systems for collective impact at the country-level.
- Facilitate peer-to-peer learning between countries.
- Manage special projects on integrating nutrition, health, and sustainability through food, determined by country priorities.
The intended outcome of the work of the Coalition is to accelerate a substantial increase of impactful actions by stakeholders across food systems, aligned for collective impact on healthy diets from sustainable food systems.
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