The Netherlands Working Group on International Nutrition (NWGN), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and JOGG (Healthy Youth, Healthy Future) are delighted to invite you to the online UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue: ‘Healthy cities, healthy children – a dialogue on lessons from Dutch cities’ systems approaches to prevent childhood obesity globally’. The dialogue will be held on June 17th, 2021, at 14.00 – 16.00 CEST 

Working towards a healthy generation of youth by 2030, we will share results of an analysis of Dutch municipal approaches in tackling youth overweight and obesity. We invite you to join us to learn more about this and to bring your own experiences and perspectives to the discussion. We would specifically like to discuss if and how such systems approaches can be translated to other cities worldwide. These insights will inform the Global Dialogue: ‘Empowering cities and local governments to improve food systems globally’ which will take place on June 28th, 2021, as well as the UNFSS in September 2021.  

The Dialogue will be commenced by an initial discussion between Gerda Verburg (Scaling Up Nutrition Movement) and a representative from the Amsterdam Municipality. Further, lessons from the analysis of Dutch systems approaches will be shared to initiate discussions in breakout rooms. Each breakout room will address a specific theme, introduced with reflections of a city network.  Based on the exchanges and discussions from the breakout rooms, the Dialogue will conclude by weaving gained insights.  

Our aim is to create a vibrant and inclusive dialogue and therefore, we would love to have representation from your organisation or network. If you would like to attend, kindly RSVP via this form by the 9th of June 2021 COB. Please also share this invitation with others you think might be interested in joining.  

More information about the Dialogue can be found on the UNFSS Gateway

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