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Join Us for a Webinar on Maternal and Child Nutririon

Rita Rana, 2, is the smallest of all the children recuperating in the Nutrition Rehabilitation Home (NRH) in Dhangadhi, Nepal. The center, run by Nepali NGO RUWDUC (Rural Women's Development Unity Center), aims to restore malnourished children to health. Forty-one percent of Nepali children under age 5 are short for their age (stunted), according to the preliminary 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey. Photographed on Sunday, April 29, 2012. (Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World)

By Rev. Nancy Neal

Reps. Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-Fla.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) have introduced a House resolution recognizing the importance of U.S. leadership in addressing global maternal and child nutrition (H. Res. 254). This resolution is an important milestone in the fight to improve the potential of children around the world, but it needs congressional cosponsors and support.

Please sign up for our 1,000 Days Webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about how you can help move this important pending legislation. We will discuss details of H. Res. 254 and explain why it is so important for the broader movement to bolster nutrition during the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday. We will talk to you about scheduling in-district meetings with your members of Congress during their summer recess and asking them to support efforts to end the scourge of malnutrition. We'll also be reviewing the resources in our 1,000 Conversations Kit (you can order the kit here or download it here).

We look forward to speaking with you on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. ET.

Rev. Nancy Neal is Bread for the World's associate for denominational women's organization relations at Bread for the World.


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