Knowledge for policy
Publication 12 April 2019

Action Plan on Nutrition - Reducing the number of stunted children under five by 7 million by 2025

In 2012, the European Union commited to  reduce stunting in children under five by at least 10% of the World Health Assembly goal by 2025  (7 million children). In 2013, the EU allocated EUR 3.5 billion between 2014 and 2020 on nutrition interventions to help reduce stunting.

The EU Nutrition Action Plan on Nutrition outlines how the Commission plans to reach its commitment of reducing stunting in children under five by at least 10% (7 million children) of the World Health Assembly goal by 2025. 

The Action Plan addresses how its strategic objectives in the areas of governance, scaled up interventions and research are to be attained. It underlines the need to work closer with development players and partner countries.