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COVID-19 and Malnutrition Video

The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the globe and disrupted food supplies, restricted—and in many cases, shut down–access to nutritious meals and health services for millions of children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. When we invest in nutrition, we CAN build resiliency, reduce disparities, and create conditions to ensure today’s children are nourished in ways that secures their health today, tomorrow and into the future.

Available in other in Spanish and French.

The Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress

In 2021, The Lancet published the latest Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition, including three new papers that build upon findings from the previous 2008 and 2013 Series, which established an evidence-based global agenda for tackling undernutrition over the past decade. The newest series highlights how the evidence base for nutrition, health, food systems, social protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene interventions have evolved since the 2013 Series and identifies the priority actions needed to regain and accelerate progress within the next decade.

The Looming Threat of Malnutrition in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Recording)

A recording of the virtual event The Looming Threat of Malnutrition in the COVID-19 Pandemic hosted by 1,000 Days, Bread for the World and InterAction.

Speakers included:
(Moderator) Jenny Marron, Director for Public Policy and Government Relations, InterAction
Congressman Jim McGovern
Skye Fitzgerald, Emmy and Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker
Karin Lapping, Nutrition Technical Director at FHI Solutions
Asma Lateef, Director at Bread for the World Institute
Shawn K Baker, Chief Nutritionist at USAID

The Power 4 Nutrition Interventions: Wasting Treatment

There are four essential actions we can take now to prevent children from dying of severe malnutrition: Supply all pregnant women with prenatal vitamins, support breastfeeding mothers, continue large-scale vitamin A supplementation, and expand coverage of specialized foods for treatment. This brief tells a personal story of how a US Government-funded Power 4 nutrition intervention made a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies.

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The Power 4 Nutrition Interventions: Prenatal Vitamins

There are four essential actions we can take now to prevent children from dying of severe malnutrition: Supply all pregnant women with prenatal vitamins, support breastfeeding mothers, continue large-scale vitamin A supplementation, and expand coverage of specialized foods for treatment. This brief tells a personal story of how a US Government-funded Power 4 nutrition intervention made a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies.

Find an unbranded version here.

The Power 4 Nutrition Interventions: Breastfeeding Support

There are four essential actions we can take now to prevent children from dying of severe malnutrition: Supply all pregnant women with prenatal vitamins, support breastfeeding mothers, continue large-scale vitamin A supplementation, and expand coverage of specialized foods for treatment. This brief tells a personal story of how a US Government-funded Power 4 nutrition intervention made a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies.

Find an unbranded version here.

The Power 4 Nutrition Interventions: Vitamin A Supplementation

There are four essential actions we can take now to prevent children from dying of severe malnutrition: Supply all pregnant women with prenatal vitamins, support breastfeeding mothers, continue large-scale vitamin A supplementation, and expand coverage of specialized foods for treatment. This brief tells a personal story of how a US Government-funded Power 4 nutrition intervention made a difference in the lives of mothers and their babies.

Find an unbranded version here.

Severe Malnutrition: A Devastating Side Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an average year, 3.1 million children die from malnutrition – more people than the population of the city of Chicago. This year, COVID-19-related disruptions to food and health systems are causing rates of malnutrition to rise substantially. Experts are especially concerned about a dramatic rise in a dangerous form of malnutrition called wasting, which increases a child’s chances of dying by up to 11 times.

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Child Malnutrition Comparison Graphics – District Specific

Below are graphics putting child malnutrition deaths in perspective by comparing them to the populations of district-specific geographical locations. These graphics can be used by advocates to engage with Members of Congress, in op-eds, talking points, on social media and in any other collateral. The district-specific locations were chosen based off information on policymakers’ involvement with nutrition issues.

Arkansas

Boise, Idaho

Kansas

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Austin-Houston, Texas

Dallas-San Antonio, Texas