To celebrate the leadership of the Government of Japan as hosts of the Tokyo 2021 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, stakeholders across governments, donors, civil society, the UN, and business are joining together with a united voice to raise awareness on the urgency for recommitments on nutrition at N4G. The following toolkit arms those working to mobilize and/or make commitments at the 2021 Summit with social media assets, copy, and key messages on why we all must step up and make bold commitments at the 2021 N4G Summit December 7-8 to end malnutrition in all its forms.
In this update to our 2019 report, The First 1,000 Days: The Case for Paid Leave in America, we present the latest research and data from the last two years on the opportunity to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health through the passage of a universal, comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy in the United States.
Good nutrition is a human right and is fundamental to health and well-being. To support the nutrition advocacy community to continue building momentum during this 2021 Nutrition Year of Action, please visit the Nutrition Year of Action Advocacy toolkit bringing together a bevy of priority messages, resources, and social graphics to amplify key asks from ICAN and SUN CSN colleagues. The toolkit aims to inspire collective action on global nutrition towards the Tokyo Summit and other key commitment-making moments this year, including the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit in July and the Summit in September.
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.
Nearly half of all births in the United States are financed by Medicaid, which covers women for 60 days postpartum; however, 50% or more of pregnancy-related deaths occur after 60 days, and women of color are at the greatest risk. To help ensure all women in the U.S. have a healthy first 1,000 days, women with a Medicaid-covered birth should receive postpartum coverage for 12 months.
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.
(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
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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Our latest report, Qualitative Paid Leave Report: Furthering Our Case for Paid Leave in the United States, is based on a study we commissioned to examine how lack of paid leave affects the well-being of new mothers and their babies, particularly women working in low-wage jobs, and to amplify the experiences of low-wage working mothers in their own words. By interviewing and surveying 20 women in five states that did not require workers to have access to paid leave, we learned about how mothers navigate the experiences, demands and joys of motherhood.
For more about the report, our work with paid leave and how you can help, visit here.
Key messages about how vaccinations, nutrition, and COVID-19 are connected. The following organizations contributed to this messaging: Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), 1,000 Days, ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership, HarvestPlus/IFPRI, Save the Children Japan, Save the Children UK, Eleanor Crook Foundation, Power of Nutrition, RESULTS UK, and Nutrition International.