Sustainable Development Target 02.2 by 2030 end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under five years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, and older persons

Proposed Indicators

Source: Priority Nutrition Indicators for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (These recommendations have been developed through consultation with a wide range of experts and stakeholders: UNSCN member agencies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bread for the World, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Columbia University, Concern Worldwide, UK Department for International Development (DFID), FANTA/FHI360, Global Nutrition Report, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Micronutrient Initiative, ONE, Sight and Life, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, US Agency for International Development (USAID), US State Department, World Bank, and 1,000 Days Partnership.).

Indicator Area Priority Indicator Relevance for other targets
Global Nutrition Targets (WHA 2012) Prevalence of stunting (low height-for-age) in children under 5 years of age (see also indicator nr 9 for the goal)
Prevalence of wasting (low weight-for-height) in children under 5 years of age (see also indicator nr 9 for the goal)
Percentage of infants less than 6 months of age who are exclusively breast fed SDT032
Percentage of women of reproductive age (15-49 years of age) with anaemia SDT031 (see also indicator nr 9 for the goal)
Prevalence of overweight (high weight-for-height) in children under 5 years of age SDT034
Percentage of infants born with low birth weight (< 2,500 grams) SDT032


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