Why it Matters

Good nutrition makes girls’ dreams achievable.

Girls all around the world have big dreams. They dream of being doctors and athletes. They dream of being pilots and engineers. They dream of being prime ministers and presidents.

These dreams are achievable. But for many, poor nutrition is a barrier too high to overcome. Millions of girls do not get the essential vitamins and minerals they need in their diets. The lack of proper nutrition affects both their mental and physical development.

Nutrition International developed the “With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It” campaign to draw attention to the importance of good nutrition in unlocking a girl’s potential and helping her to grow, learn, earn and lead.

Good nutrition is the foundation.

A girl who is healthy is in a position to take control of her own life and inspire others to do the same. She can take advantage of every opportunity presented to her and become the person she wants to be, and play the role she wants to play in her community.

With good nutrition, a girl’s future won’t just be something she dreams about. With good nutrition, she’ll grow into it.

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Our Call to Action

Powering girls to achieve their dreams.

The African Union and Nutrition International believe it is essential that every girl be given the opportunity to reach her full potential by gaining access to adequate nutrition throughout her formative years – and by being given opportunities to shape and define the policies and programs that affect her life. By working together we can spur action in Africa to ensure girls have the nutrition they need to survive and thrive. With good nutrition, a girl can grow, learn, earn and lead. With good nutrition, she’ll grow into it.

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Help spread the word.

Malnutrition is holding girls back. With your help, we can change that. Share our graphics and videos on social media to help us spread the message that with good nutrition girls can become everything they want to be.


Why does nutrition matter to you? Adolescent girls answer.

We asked adolescent girls from three countries why good nutrition is important. This is what they had to say.

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She’ll Grow Into It Launch.

Nutrition International and the African Union launched “With Good Nutrition, She’ll Grow Into It”, calling on member states stakeholders to prioritize adolescent nutrition through increased investments, new policies and expanded programs.

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