NEARLY HALF OF ALL DEATHS WORLDWIDE IN CHILDREN UNDER 5 ARE DUE TO MALNUTRITION

THIS TRANSLATES INTO 3 MILLION YOUNG LIVES LOST EACH YEAR


 

what's being done?


There are great organizations already out there,
providing communities with access to nutritious foods.


But there's often a missing piece...
How do you convince a child to eat vegetables?

How do you convince a farmer to plant more nutritious crops?
Old habits die hard.


This is where we come in.
We help our partner organizations bring about real actions and change in individuals, across entire communities. We do this with an approach built on listening, strategy, creativity, and communication.

 

Learn more about our approach

 

1 in 4 children in the world are stunted, a form of chronic malnutrition that prevents children’s bodies and brains from growing to their full potential. After the first 1,000 days of life, it's too late to reverse. 1

Overweight prevalence in children worldwide has gone up 32% in the past 25 years. This leads to increased risks of diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal problems, and even cancer. 1

Studies show children well-nourished before age 3 stay in school longer and earn higher wages as adults. On average, investing $1 in early childhood nutrition returns $45 over a working life. To make impact, there's no better investment. 2

Sources: 1 UNICEF – WHO – World Bank Group 2015 joint child malnutrition estimates  2 Copenhagen Consensus 2015


Where we work
 

UNITED STATES

Vegetables for the urban poor

Guatemala

A corn for stronger families

Taiwan

Meals for left-behind children


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