This brief illustrates how recommendations in the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) Framework for Action can be translated into policy commitments which are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound). The ICN2 Framework for Action contains a set of policy actions that governments pledged to implement as part of the ICN2 Rome Declaration to address malnutrition in all its forms (overweight & obesity, stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies). An extended version of the brief with more example commitments, case studies and references is available here.
Our policy brief is designed to help governments reduce the amount of sugar consumed at a population level. It includes examples of effective, evidence-informed policies that governments can use to reduce the availability and affordability of sugar and sugary products in their countries, influence the acceptability of alternatives and raise awareness of the amount of sugar contained in products.
Read about robust food policy actions from around the world that governments can use to promote healthy eating. Poor diet remains one of the world’s leading causes of preventable non-communicable diseases. We call on all countries to do more.
World Cancer Research Fund International and the NCD Alliance have created a joint brief outlining why non-communicable diseases should be considered in policies to address major nutritional challenges. We summarise the state-of-the-art science on the connection between nutrition and non-communicable diseases, and make recommendations for priority actions by governments, civil society organisations, researchers, donors, research funders, and international health, food and development agencies.