1000 Days: How Advocacy for Nutrition Saves Lives

This past week executive directors Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD and William Moore from Hope Through Healing Hands co-hosted a breakout session at Lakewood Church in Houston on the importance of nutrition during the 1000 day window – from conception to 2 years old – of a child’s life for proper cognitive and physical development. We live in a time where 1 out of 3 people suffer from malnutrition in some form. The most devastating consequences include stunting and wasting of children who are victims of undernutrition.

But the good news is that, together, we can really bolster funding and food security worldwide with advocacy. Right now less than one percent of the U.S. budget goes to foreign assistance. And nutrition is just one percent of that one percent. A fraction of funding that should be protected and enhanced with proper nutrition education and counseling during this critical time for mothers and children.

We encourage you to call or write your Congressional representative today (house.gov or senate.gov) and let them know that you support full funding for nutrition in foreign assistance to allow children and families to flourish to their full potential in school, in jobs, and in life. We can be the generation to end poverty. This is a critical step.

Please join us.

How you can advocate.

M3 Breakout Session Nutrition 2-18-17.pdf

Article from Hope Through Healing Hands blog.

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We are so excited to announce that we have a new conference app that you can download to keep up-to-date on all things M3 Conference related.  It has speaker and session information, exhibitor information, site maps, and more right at your fingertips!  This app is only available to M3 Conference registrants.

This app also offers a great way to connect with the M3 community via the “Attendees” icon.  You will have to “allow” people to contact you via this app, so if you are interested in connecting with others at the conference, details of how to navigate within the app can be found under the “Important Information” icon after you download.

Use the link below to download the app on your Android or iOS and sign in to it with Event Password M32017.

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