Nutrition has long been a neglected part of global development. (..) But this issue is now being addressed. On 8 June, a high-level summit – Nutrition for Growth – took place in London. (..) The global situation regarding nutrition is critical. According to the United Nations World Food Programme, there are 870 million undernourished people in the world today, meaning one in eight people does not get enough of the right sort of food to be healthy and lead active lives.