The word “policy” can be a real turn-off for some, but policy matters a whole lot in global nutrition. Right now global nutrition receives just 0.5% of U.S. funding for foreign assistance - just $95 million - despite the fact that nutrition is an essential ingredient to improving maternal and child health, reducing preventable childhood deaths and improving livelihoods. Check out this infographic to see how nutrition stacks up.
We need a lot more voices to join the conversation. As an individual we can get nutrition to a child, but as a mobilized community we can advocate for policies that impact the futures for the 2 billion people suffering from malnutrition. Influencing policy can have a really big impact. Here’s a few ways to get involved:
Members of Congress want to hear personal accounts of why their constituents care about issues. But due to time it’s often difficult to schedule meetings and capture members’ ears. That is why Future Fortified has teamed up with TOUT to offer a video advocacy solution. Now you can tell your members of Congress how you feel about policies affecting global nutrition through short 15 second testimonials that we’ll then personally delivery on Capitol Hill. Check it out!
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