Future Fortified is a global campaign to help millions of women and children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy, enriched lives.
- Nearly 2 billion people around the world suffer from a lack of proper nutrition.
- Globally, 1 in 3 of all childhood deaths are due to maternal & child undernutrition while malnutrition contributes to 3.5 million maternal and childhood deaths each year.
- 11% of diseases globally are caused by undernutrition.
- 60% of the developing world is physically stunted which is generally caused by diets that are lacking sufficient nutrients and by high rates of infectious disease.
Ensuring adolescent girls, pregnant women, new mothers, and young children receive essential nutrients — such as vitamin A, iodine, iron, zinc, and folic acid — is a proven and cost-effective way to improve the health and well-being of millions of people and communities around the world. And good nutrition during the 1,000-day period from pregnancy to a child’s second year of life puts children on the right track to grow up healthier, smarter, and even have more earning potential throughout their lifetime.
Investing in improved nutrition not only leads to improved health, but also supports progress in education and poverty alleviation. The world’s leading economists agree that investing in nutrition interventions is one of the most cost-effective ways to meet the world’s development challenges, even increasing a country’s GDP by 2-3% per year.
The Future Fortified campaign seeks to help millions of women and children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy and enriched lives.
Find out more at http://futurefortified.org