World Food Day 2017: Every Child Matters

18 Oct

Service in Action

By Past District Governor Una Hobday, Chair of Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group

Did you know that recent statistics show that every minute approximately five children, under the age of five, dies from malnutrition?

Every time I read this, I find it hard to comprehend. As Chair of the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group, we have taken an Every Child Matters approach to address this alarming fact.

The first 1000 days from conception are critical in a child’s development. If children do not receive adequate quantities of key micronutrients during this period, they can be irreparably impaired for life. Malnutrition and other serious health problems, such as blindness, cognitive disabilities, anemia and impaired growth can be due to nutritional imbalances in the diet.

The Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group was organized to address malnutrition through the use of readily available and local food sources. We create…

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