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The HDSFS strives to act as a mechanism for coordinated action towards its vision of a world where all people eat healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The purpose of the HDSFS is to accelerate a substantial increase of impactful actions by stakeholders across food systems, aligned for collective impact. Countries can look to the HDSFS for support, information, and inspiration, maintaining and gaining momentum from multiple stakeholders on the issue.

The Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All (HDSFS)


Formed as an outcome of the UNFSS, the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems (HDSFS) brings together Member States, UN Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Academic Institutions and social movements

Frontrunner Countries

Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Ethiopia, the European Commission, Finland, Ghana, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Slovenia, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

More Member States are always welcome to join!

Core Group Members

UN Agencies, Funds, Programmes & Coordination Bodies: FAO, UNEP, UNICEF, WFP, WHO and UN Nutrition

CSOs/NGOs and movements: EAT, GAIN, WWF, CARE, Club of Rome, Consumers International and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

Academic Institutions: Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London and the International Livestock Research Institute/CGIAR

Social Movements: Youth representative

HDSFS Coalition Workplan

The workplan of the HDSFS Coalition revolves around three key functions.

i) Mobilise and coordinate existing expertise and stakeholders to align action across food systems for collective impact at the country-level.

ii) Facilitate peer-to-peer learning between countries.

iii) Manage special projects on integrating nutrition, health and sustainability through food, determined by country priorities. 

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