Malnutrition has attracted increasing attention over the last few years. This is evident from the information in this section about what others have been doing to try and tackle the problem. The difficulty is translating standards and guidance into sustainable action on the ground and there remains much to be done. BAPEN will continue to work with all possible partners to address the problem. The BAPEN aim as stated at our annual conference in 2011 is to be part of “the generation that eliminates unnecessary malnutrition”.