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About the Nutrition CEO Council

Every 11 seconds, malnutrition claims a child’s life

A wave of hunger and malnutrition, spurred by COVID-19 continues to threaten children and families around the world. Luckily, we have the tools to prevent this.

The Council’s focus is global nutrition and its objectives in 2022 include:

The Council’s focus is global nutrition and its objectives in 2022 include:

  • To inspire increased support for nutrition from U.S. political leadership through high-level engagement.
  • To advance civil society advocacy, commitment, and support for nutrition as a foundational part of all development success.

Advocacy and Policy Priorities 2022

Recent Activity

The Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act passed the House. This legislation will fortify US global nutrition programs at a time when they are desperately needed. Read our statement here. (April 2022)

The Nutrition CEO Council and the Senate Hunger Caucus hosted a briefing focused on the rapidly growing food and nutrition crises that are being exacerbated by global conflict. View the recording to hear from experts from WFP, IFPRI, and UN FAO. (April 2022).

In light of current events and their impact on global food insecurity and malnutrition, the Nutrition CEO Council is requesting $5 billion of supplemental funding for U.S. international humanitarian and development food and nutrition assistance programs and $5 billion of global COVID funding. (May 2022)