Nourish the Future is a 5-year proposal for the U.S. government to scale up lifesaving malnutrition interventions.
Despite being entirely preventable, malnutrition takes a child’s life every 11 seconds. Nourish the Future outlines a strategy to scale proven, cost-effective interventions to prevent and treat malnutrition through health and food systems and save and improve millions of lives.
We have the power to eliminate child malnutrition once and for all. Join us in calling for bold solutions and pledge to Nourish the Future today.
Pledge to Nourish the Future now:
Nourish the Future’s Power 4 Plan
These four health interventions are known to be among the most cost effective and lifesaving solutions to combat deadly malnutrition—and they are ready to be scaled through health systems today.
Prenatal vitamins for pregnant women
Breastfeeding support for mothers
Vitamin A supplementation (VAS)
Ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF) for treatment of wasting
The Food Systems Approach
Improving the supply, affordability, and demand for nutritious foods is critical to the fight against global hunger and malnutrition. Nourish the Future suggests priorities to ensure food systems can deliver nutrition to everyone, including by:
Supporting value chains for safer, more nutritious foods with less food loss and waste
Improving consumption of safe, affordable, nutritious food for women and children
Empowering female farmers with access to investment capital
Expanding large-scale food fortification
Scaling up market-driven, private-sector solutions to global malnutrition
Endorsements & Resources
Click here to see what dozens of leaders from UNICEF, CARE, HarvestPlus, Hellen Keller International, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, former ambassadors and government leaders have to say about Nourish the Future.