• Organization TypeIndependent/None, Association
  • Founded2009

Scaling Up Nutrition

Scaling Up Nutrition, or SUN, is a unique Movement founded on the principle that all people have a right to food and good nutrition. It unites people—from governments, civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition. Within the SUN Movement, national leaders are prioritising efforts to address malnutrition. Countries are putting the right policies in place, collaborating with partners to implement programmes with shared nutrition goals, and mobilising resources to effectively scale up nutrition, with a core focus on empowering women. With a shared understanding that many factors impact nutrition, each of us has a unique contribution to make. Together we are achieving what no one of us can do alone. The SUN Approach Nations, organisations and individuals working to scale up nutrition recognise that malnutrition has multiple causes. That is why it requires people to work together across issues and sectors to put nutrition into all development efforts. The causes of malnutrition include both factors that most people would generally associate with nutrition, as well as factors that affect the broader context of life and health. Recognising this, the SUN Movement looks to implement both specific nutrition interventions and nutrition-sensitive approaches. Specific Nutrition Interventions: Support for exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age and continued breastfeeding, together with appropriate and nutritious food, up to 2 years of age; Fortification of foods; Micronutrient supplementation; and Treatment of severe malnutrition. Nutrition-Sensitive Approaches: Agriculture: Making nutritious food more accessible to everyone, and supporting small farms as a source of income for women and families; Clean Water and Sanitation: Improving access to reduce infection and disease; Education and Employment: Making sure children have the energy that they need to learn and earn sufficient income as adults; Health Care: Improving access to services to ensure that women and children stay healthy; Support for Resilience: Establishing a stronger, healthier population and sustained prosperity to better endure emergencies and conflicts; and Women’s Empowerment: At the core of all efforts, women are empowered to be leaders in their families and communities, leading the way to a healthier and stronger world.
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Job openings over the past year

4Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Monitoring and Quality Assurance Specialist
    Cote d Ivoire
  • Monitoring and Quality Assurance Specialist

Staff at Scaling Up Nutrition have experience in


  • nutrition
  • reproductive health
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • research & development


  • save the children international
  • goal global
  • wellcome trust
  • ec


  • zambia
  • united states
  • bangladesh
  • nigeria
  • worldwide


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Focus on: Improving Nutrition

The SUN Movement confronts its future

27 November 2019
Produced in Partnership: Scaling Nutrition

Q&A: Why most nutrition programming is not scalable

13 January 2020
Produced in Partnership: Scaling Nutrition

Opinion: Scaling up multisectoral nutrition — the role of international NGOs

24 January 2020
Focus on: Improving Nutrition

Opinion: Going for gold — how to get results at Nutrition for Growth

25 February 2020
Focus on: Improving nutrition

2020 must be year of action on nutrition, advocates say

2 January 2020
Focus on: Improving Nutrition

Fragile states need more donor flexibility to improve nutrition

6 December 2019