Across the globe, a healthy diet was already unaffordable for 3 billion people before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. With income and job losses for many because of the pandemic, that number is expected to grow, while diet quality declines due to cost, availability, and other factors. In the face of these challenges and their potential long-term implications for development goals, the authors detail recommendations for food system transformation in the pandemic’s wake that can serve as “double duty” actions to address malnutrition in all its forms.
The chapter, “Transforming Food Systems to Achieve Healthy Diets for All,” was published in April 2021 as part of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2021 Global Food Policy Report, Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19.
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Companion piece to A4NH-authored chapter in IFPRI's 2020 Global Food Policy Report explores national experiences in food system transformation in A4NH's focus countries