Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April is Global Child Nutrition Month

Global Child Nutrition Month and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation is running a month-long campaign to help raise funds and awareness for school feeding programs in developing nations.

The Global Child Nutrition Foundation was created in 2006 with the mission of expanding opportunities for the world’s children to receive adequate nutrition for learning and achieving their potential. It continues and expands upon the work of the Global Child Nutrition Forum, formerly conducted by the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Created in 1946, SNA advocates healthy nutrition for every child in the United States.

GCNF is dedicated to helping countries develop and operate successful, sustainable, school feeding programs. GCNF provides training and education to support the development of community-based school feeding programs that respond to the nutritional needs of children, while considering local cultural and community values.

Global Child Nutrition Foundation
This video was played during a general session at the School Nutrition Association's 2010 Annual National Conference to inform its members about the work of GCNF.

March 7, 2011. GCNF held their 8th annual "A Possible Dream Gala".  Each year, the gala is held during the Legislative Action Conference of the School Nutrition Association (SNA). The event brings together over 500 executives – from industry, international non-governmental organizations (NGO), the U.S. Congress, USAID, USDA, and other key agencies working to reduce hunger through networking and the exchange of ideas. The highlight of the evening is the awards presentation.

2011 Recipients

Senator Richard Lugar received the
Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition.

Jill Conklin, Director of Sales Development, Winston Industries
was honored with the Individual Industry Member of the Year.

 Mary Kate Harrison, General Manager,
Hillsborough County School District, Tampa, FL received
SNA’s Outstanding Director of the Year award.

Proceeds from this event enable GCNF to provide technical assistance to countries with expanding and developing school feeding programs. Appropriately designed school feeding programs have been shown to increase access to education and learning while improving children’s health and nutrition.

To learn more about the work of Global Child Nutrition Foundation, please visit their website.

Your support of GCNF and commitment to ending childhood hunger makes a difference in the lives of the world’s children.

Investing in world's poorest children
can save millions of lives, UN study finds

United Nations, New York, 7 September 2010.  Investing first in the world's most disadvantaged children and communities can save millions of lives and help spur progress towards achieving internationally agreed development targets, according to a new study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The agency found that an equity-based approach, focusing on the needs of the most disadvantaged children, can be a cost-effective strategy to reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - eight targets that include slashing poverty, hunger and a host of other socio-economic ills, all by 2015.

1 comment:

Anushka Sharma said...

Nice post...I look forward to reading more, and getting a more active part in the talks here, whilst picking up some knowledge as well..