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End Global Malnutrition

bananasOver three million children die each year because of malnutrition. That’s 45% of all deaths for children under five.

In 2013, with the abundance of resources and information we have at our disposal, that’s just not acceptable. Babies and toddlers everywhere should have enough to eat, pregnant women should have life-saving vitamins and nourishment.

What can we do to end global malnutrition?

Well, according to one study, ten simple interventions, like providing folic acid and other vitamins to pregnant women and promoting breastfeeding and the right complimentary supports, could save almost 1 million children each year.

It’s giving women all over the world access to the nutrition many of us have in the developed world, the chance to take prenatal vitamins each day, to ensure their growing toddlers have healthy fuel for their bodies.

But there’s more.

Each of us can do one simple thing.

Start by signing ONE’s Global Food Revolution petition, asking world leaders to take action to address the global malnutrition crisis.

It doesn’t take more than five minutes, and it may save lives.

If you want to take more action, fill out the United Nation’s MY World survey, and tell leaders what you think our global priorities should be. Action to prevent climate change, political freedom, and affordable and nutritious food seem vital to me. But share your own thoughts, here.

Let’s fight global malnutrition.

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