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Non-Communicable Diseases, Food Systems and the Sustainable Development Goals

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A post-2015 era of development has been ushered in. With the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN General Assembly in New York in September of 2015, we said goodbye to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), assessed our past achievements, and worked towards a broader, bolder set of targets that will steer our world onto a new path of sustainable development.

Two major goals of the SDGs directly relate to nutrition: SDG2 and SDG3, as Table 1 illustrates. Many of the other 15 goals indirectly relate to nutrition and diet, by touching on areas such as climate change and natural resources, education, and women’s empowerment, for example.

The continued inclusion of nutrition in the SDG agenda is of critical importance to bridge the progress made during the MDG epoch. While much was achieved in the past, the MDGs fell short of achieving their objective of eradicating under nutrition. The final year (2015) of the MDGs indicated that the proportion of undernourished people in the developing regions had fallen by almost half since 1990, from 23% in 1990 to 13% in 2015, and underweight for age among children under five declined, al- though at unequal rates and not everywhere

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Year 2016
Authors Jessica Fanzo
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/BIMW3715
DOI Number 10.52439/BIMW3715
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