Seven in ten UK adults agree that:
- Governments should take steps to reduce the number of children suffering from malnutrition, if children are to meet their full potential in school (69% vs 8% who disagree) and if children are to meet their full earning potential as adults (68% vs 7% who disagree);
- Food systems should be reformed to produce nutritious and healthy food that does not pollute the planet (68% vs 7% who disagree);
- The UK Government should work with other governments and organisations to ensure everyone can afford a healthy diet (67% vs 10% who disagree).
At least half of adults in the UK agree that:
- Ensuring all children are able to meet their full potential in life by having access to good nutrition should be a top priority for UK overseas aid (54% vs 17% who disagree);
- Tackling malnutrition should be one of the top 3 priorities for UK overseas aid (52% vs 18% who disagree);
- Reducing the number of deaths from malnutrition worldwide should be a top priority for UK overseas aid (50% vs 21% who disagree).
Three in five (61%) UK adults agree that as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the UK should use its overseas aid budget to invest in nutrition, which prevents ill health and therefore helps to reduce the impact of future disease outbreaks. This compares to 13% who disagree.