Around the world, momentum is building around improving global nutrition. This June, a variety of events will highlight why nutrition matters, especially for food security.
Nutrition is at the center of many of Feed the Future's development efforts. It's also at the heart of our work to help end global hunger and extreme poverty: Reducing undernutrition is one of Feed the Future's topline objectives.
Nutrition is is the defining link between agriculture and health, and is fundamental to human development and economic growth. Advancing nutrition is critical to ensuring resilient communities and global prosperity so that we can achieve President Obama's vision of eradicating extreme poverty in two decades. As Feed the Future works to strengthen the links in the chain from farms to markets to tables, we’re integrating nutrition along the way.
Join the discussion on nutrition this month and help build global momentum toward improving it. Let us know why nutrition matters to you
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Together, we can ensure a nutritious future for all.
- One in four children under 5 years old worldwide is stunted.
- Approximately 11 percent of GDP in Africa and Asia is lost to undernutrition every year.
- Improved nutrition is a critical driver for economic growth and poverty reduction.
- Chronic malnutrition accounts for 45 percent of preventable child death. (updated stat)
- High-quality, high-nutrition foods during the first 1,000 days of life can make all the difference.