Good nutrition is a universal need for everyone, everywhere. Yet, we have one moment in a child’s life – in the 1,000 days from a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s second birthday – to make a lifelong difference. During this window it is critical for pregnant women and children to get the essential vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. This year alone, 3 million children under age 5 will die due to malnutrition, the single greatest threat to child survival. This is unacceptable, especially since simple solutions exist.
This month, global nutrition is in the spotlight as part of a series of events, including the G8 Summit. The G8, or group of eight, is an assembly of world leaders who meet annually to discuss global issues. The timing is important as it marks 1,000 days since the United States and Irish governments called upon the global community to improve nutrition for women and children. For the first time ever, world leaders are taking action to put nutrition on
That is why we want our world leaders to hear from everyone about why this issue is important. Take the pledge and join a growing community dedicated to building a healthier and more nourished future. The pledges will be delivered to congressional and world leaders next week.
We had a great Google+ Hangout on Monday in partnership with USAID, Thousand Days, the ONE Campaign, and +SocialGood! Along with nutrition and agriculture experts, we were joined by USAID Administrator Raj Shah, and Candice Kumai, a chef, food writer and current judge on Iron Chef America!
Take Action Challenge
Monday, June 10, 9:30am-10:30am ET
The Next 1,000 Days +SocialGood Global Tweet Up
The first session of the Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition event provides a unique opportunity to engage a global audience in the conversation on global nutrition and commitments for the next 1,000 days. Future Fortified has organized a +SocialGood Tweet Up. Watch this panel live at http://www.bread.org/livestream and join the tweet up using #Next1000Days and #GEveryone.
Monday, June 10, 9am ET to Tuesday, June 11, 9am ET
#GEveryone meetups and tweet-ups will be happening around the world for 24 hours. Every group or those gathering online will discuss the same three overall questions:
- How can innovation stimulate your local economy?
- How can technology make your government more open?
- How can online communities help build healthier societies?