On World Children’s Day 2022, The Healthy Childhood Challenge winners were announced.
The Healthy Childhood Challenge was a global call for ideas which
support and promote healthier environments, launched by Novo Nordisk
in collaboration with UNICEF. The challenge was open to any community
or organisation across the globe to submit proposals through an online
platform. The winners will each receive a grant of 100,000 US dollars
to pilot their solution.
The 5-step selection process began with an open call for ideas, and through an online platform, participants could interact with other teams, connect and collaborate.
All submitted ideas proceeded through a review process by a panel of experts in the fields of sustainable food systems, community engagement, nutrition and child health.
Ten finalists were then invited to refine their ideas based on the feedback they received from the review team and develop a final proposal with a budget, partnership letters of intent, and results framework.
The refined ideas were re-submitted to the platform and then workshopped with the expert panel ahead of a final pitch process.
Grassroots organisations, youth groups, communities of faith, public institutions and more were all invited to submit ideas. Participants could connect, engage with one another and be inspired by each other’s ideas throughout the process.
The challenge received 100 submissions from across the globe,
with exceptional interest from Brazil and Portugal, but also the US,
Canada, and other countries across Asia, Europe, Africa, and South
The winners were selected by a Global Selection Panel comprised of seven representatives specialised in nutrition, community engagement, food and climate, food systems, obesity and social determinants of health.