About Nutrition

Our vision

A world free from all forms of malnutrition where all people achieve health and well-being.


To work with Member States and partners to ensure universal access to effective nutrition actions and to healthy and sustainable diets. To do this WHO:

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  • uses its convening power to help set, align and advocate for priority actions to improve nutrition;
  • develops evidence-informed guidance based on robust scientific and ethical frameworks;
  • supports the adoption of guidance and implementation of effective actions;
  • monitors and evaluates policy and programme implementation and nutrition outcomes.

Three core functions and six priorities


  • Shape the narrative of the global nutrition agenda
  • Leverage changes in relevant non-health sectors to improve and mainstream nutrition
  • Leverage the implementation of effective nutrition policies and programmes in all settings, including in situations of emergencies and crisis


  • Define healthy sustainable diets and guide the identification and use of effective nutrition actions
  • Improve the availability of nutrition actions in health systems


  • Support the establishment of targets and monitoring systems for nutrition

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