This June, nutrition will be in the spotlight - from the launch of a new Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition to a high-level event in London leading up to the G8, and a civil society event in Washington, DC. The timing of all this 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, world leaders, businesses and organizations are coming together to take action to put nutrition on the table - and you can be a part of the conversation!
On June 3, the US Agency for International Development is kicking off its Nutrition Week with a Google+ Hangout featuring 1,000 Days and GAIN's Future Fortified campaign. This is a unique opportunity to get an informal, yet informative update on all things nutrition - why nutrition is so critical for achieving our global health and development goals, what the US Government has been doing to improve nutrition worldwide, and how you can get involved.
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 her child's second birthday - to make a lifelong difference. During this window it is critical for pregnant women and children to get the proper nutrition, essential vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. This year alone, nearly 3 million children will die due to malnutrition.
Don't miss this unique chance to be a part of the discussion on global nutrition. We'll see you there!