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Despite being entirely preventable, malnutrition takes a child’s life every 11 seconds.

The Nutrition CEO Council is a body of leaders from International non-governmental organizations (INGO) that believes:

  • The global nutrition situation is dire.
  • Expertise exists, and has been tested, that could address global malnutrition.
  • It is right and appropriate to take action to encourage and support the U.S. government, civil society, corporations, and other stakeholders to make that expertise into law and policy.
Learn more about the Council’s 2023 priorities here. View our Terms of Reference here.


During the first year of the Nutrition CEO Council (2021-2022), the Council played a key role in achieving the following outcomes:

  • Passage of the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act
  • $5 billion in emergency global food assistance → USAID explicitly supporting nutrition through this funding, including a $200 million child wasting treatment commitment.
  • Increase in U.S. funding for nutrition in fiscal year 2023 to $160 million.
  • Passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act to re-authorize Feed the Future, with new language on nutrition and prevention of wasting.
  • Nutrition side event on the sidelines of the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in partnership with African Leaders for Nutrition and the African Development Bank.