Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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Against the backdrop of the World Health Assembly and the Food System Summit Dialogues, these ‘Health Talks’ aim to highlight the interlinkage of food systems and health and why food systems transformation is necessary to achieve health and well-being for all. The WHO has developed a new narrative that encompasses health, food systems and human rights through five thematic areas or pathways that depict how food systems influence health.
Under the theme of ‘Unhealthy Diets and Food Insecurity’, the session on Women Nutrition: Resilience and Recovery on the Road to 2030 aims to discuss evidence-based approaches to improve women’s nutrition and health by increasing synergies between food and health systems.
Women’s roles in families and communities make them key drivers of development. They are caretakers – of children, the ill and the elderly, water, food and shelter, as well as food producers and income earners. Good nutrition is foundational to women’s wellbeing and resilience, made painfully clear by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, collective efforts have been mainly directed to child nutrition and failed to improve women’s nutrition. In the lead up to the U.N Food Systems Summit and Tokyo’s Nutrition for Growth Summit this year, the session will highlight the urgency for new and SMART commitments across food and health systems to build women’s health and resilience – for women, their families and the broader social and economic development of nations. Register here.