The Standing Committee on Nutrition just released a useful new paper with recommendations for nutrition indicators to be embedded into the SDGs.
They recommend the inclusion of:
1. The 6 WHA indicators
2. Two diet diversity indicators: minimum diet diversity (6-23 month old children) and minimum diet diversity for women of reproductive age
3. Adult overweight and obesity rates
4. Government spending on nutrition
I really like these 10 indicators. They include the 8 I had suggested in my blog earlier this week, plus minimum diet diversity for infants and young children and government spending on nutrition.
The indicators meet scientific credibility standards (do they measure what we think is most important?), have political legitimacy (e.g. the WHA indicators) and are measurable (although we currently do not have many data points for government spending, as the Global Nutrition Report notes, we could).
What do others think?
The quicker we reach a consensus the quicker we can organise and influence as one community with one voice.