NUTRITION: THE FOUNDATION FOR A THRIVING WORLD
Scientific studies have demonstrated the benefits of simple, whole foods and their ability to support the optimal physical, mental and emotional development. Unfortunately, many people across the world lack access to such foods and suffer from poor nutrition.
Malnutrition and poverty are interconnected: Malnutrition leads to medical issues and increased health care costs; at the same time, it decreases productivity and economic growth, trapping the world's most vulnerable in a devastating cycle. On a global scale, undernutrition accounts for nearly half of the deaths of children under 5.
The first 1,000 days of life are a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability. During this time, a child's brain begins to grow and develop, and nutrition plays a critical role. As a result, nourishing both mothers and children plays a critical role in a child's ability to grow, learn, and thrive.