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The drivers of poor diets for the youngest children include inequality, globalization, urbanization, conflict and now the socioeconomic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic . These lie beyond the control of individual families, yet families are largely left to bear the consequences. The new analysis presented in this global report shows that the world is failing to feed children well during the time in their lives when it matters most i.e. before two years of age. This report draws on a range of evidence sources, including regional analyses and real-life experiences of mothers across different countries, to highlight the most salient barriers to good diets for young children. The report outlines key actions for decision makers to make nutritious diets a reality for every child. The report summarizes eight key findings and calls on governments and partners for collective efforts to transform food, health, and social protection systems by leading ten key actions. It is a useful report for policy makers. Click here to read the report.