By Andrea Oyuela and Samantha Nesrallah (EAT), Louise Hesseldal and Lykke Schmidt (Cities Changing Diabetes) and Jens Aerts, D’Arcy Williams and Jo Jewell (UNICEF) — in Cities Today
Despite the world’s farmers producing enough food to feed 1.5x the global population, over 820 million people continue to go hungry every day. In parallel, 38 million children under the age of five are living with overweight or obesity.
As described recently in UNICEF’s new roadmap for work on urban nutrition, these multiple forms of malnutrition are often concentrated in cities, where 70 percent of the world’s children are projected to live by 2050. Urban environments increasingly influence how children and their families live their lives, how they travel, work, eat and play – factors that, in combination, also impact human and planetary health and wellbeing.