Healthy and sustainable nutrition for children: important considerations

Posted: Dec 01,2022

What we feed our children today determines their growth and development, influences their eating behaviour and habits, their lifelong health and future learning. Moreover, the way we produce, manufacture, distribute and consume food today puts a strain on the environment and natural resources. In fact, food is the most powerful lever for optimising human and planetary health. Given this crucial role of food, there is an urgent need to promote diets that not only support health and wellbeing, but also have a low impact on the environment. In 2019, the FAO/WHO set guiding principles for sustainable and healthy diets that also affect how we feed our children today and tomorrow. For more information, see the following infographic.