The latest High-Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) report analyses how food systems influence people’s dietary patterns and nutritional status. The conceptual framework proposed by the HLPE identifies three interacting elements of food systems: food supply chains, food environments, and consumer behavior. The report calls for radical transformations drawing upon effective policies and programs that have the potential to shape food systems, contributing to improved food security and nutrition. Finally, the report provides a set of action-oriented recommendations addressed to states and other stakeholders in order to inform the Committee on Food Security engagement in advancing nutrition and its contribution to the UN Decade of Action.
Committee on Food Security, HLPE, September 2017.