The mission of the NWGN is to ensure Dutch stakeholders include nutrition in their policies and programs targeting the SDGs.
We promote the inclusion of nutrition specific as well as nutrition sensitive approaches in evidence-informed development policies and strategies of Dutch stakeholders, taking into account the complexity of malnutrition in all its forms. We believe that improving nutrition contributes to the achievement of all SDGs in a direct or indirect way, while vice versa the achievement of many of the SDGs contributes to improving nutrition.
Knowledge and information exchange
Formulate and publicize joint views and positions
Strengthen nutrition related efforts
Provide technical advice to (non-) members
Focal point within the Netherlands for nutrition security
contributes to productivity,
economic development, and
It leads to better physical work capacity, cognitive development, school performance, and reduces disease and mortality.
Improving nutrition represents
both a maker and a marker
of sustainable development
We believe that improving nutrition contributes to the achievement of all SDGs in a direct or indirect way, while vice versa the achievement of many of the SDGs contributes to improving nutrition.
Improving nutrition is a
complex problem that requires
and context-specific solutions
Undernutrition, overweight and obesity are found side-by-side within countries and even within households. We therefore believe that malnutrition needs to be addressed by a comprehensive and coherent approach which equires collaboration between knowledge institutes, civil society organisations, governments and the private sector: e.g. household food security, food quality and healthy diets, safe drinking water and sanitation, education, communication, caring practices and quality of health services, etc.
Our member organisations
The NWGN is a platform of civil society organizations, knowledge institutes, the private sector and the government, based in the Netherlands and working in the field of international nutrition.
The NWGN member organizations each select one or two representatives who participate in the NWGN executive committee.
Our management team
UNICEF the Netherlands
Unilever Foods Innovation Center
Mieke van Reenen