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Strengthening Sector Policies for Better Food Security and Nutrition Results. Food Systems for Healthy Diets. Policy Guidance Note 12

This policy guidance note is part of a series that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and partners are producing to support policy makers address the food security and nutrition situation in their country. Each note provides guidance on how to sharpen the focus of sector policies in order to achieve sustainable food security and nutrition outcomes. By supporting countries to formulate and adopt policies and programmes to eradicate hunger and attain food security, FAO contributes towards its Strategic Programme 1: help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. 

This guidance note gives guidance on how to use a food systems's perspective to address all forms of malnutrition. Particular focus is given to tackling overweight and obesity and preventing NCDs because of their increasing prevalence globally. The note supports decision-makers and stakeholders in the food and agriculture sector by addressing the following questions:

How can food systems better coontribute to healthy diets and prevent all forms of malnutrition? What policy changes are needed to achieve this objective? What is the best way to actually bring about policy change?

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