The world of nutrition is evolving. We now know that the effects of under-nutrition are irreversible if a child under two years-old does not receive enough nutritious food. This makes it nearly criminal for the entire world not to act together to counter it.
We need to be sure we do not lose an entire generation of children whose brains are smaller than they should be because of under-nutrition.
There are four steps that we must focus on:
WFP has adopted a new strategy that reformulates our entire approach to nutrition. We will prioritise children under two and pregnant and lactating mothers. This is a revolution in the way we do business.
See what Josette Sheeran said in her speech at the 'Call to Action on Nutrition' Forum in New York on Tuesday, September 22.