This paper explains how WFP uses food aid
to support nutrition programming, and defines strategic directions to ensure
greater effectiveness and impact. Building on recent field evidence and
reviews of best practice, as well as consultations with United Nations
and other partners in nutrition, this paper highlights links between nutrition
and overall development goals, takes stock of WFP.s current nutrition activities,
defines areas for expansion and intensification of activities and considers
challenges to be overcome in mainstreaming nutrition in WFP.