Nutrition International, CanWaCH partner with WickFest to get more girls in the game
January 25, 2019
Making girls' dreams achievable through good nutrition
2017 - Present
With good nutrition, a girl can grow, learn, earn and lead. Together, we can spur global action to ensure girls have the nutrition they need to survive and thrive.
Malnutrition: an obstacle to women and girls' empowerment
Malnutrition is one of the most persistent barriers to women and girls’ empowerment.
When it comes to malnutrition, women and girls are hardest hit, often eating last and least. There are many factors that make women and girls mores susceptible to malnutrition, including lack of access to quality education, poverty, and gender, social and cultural norms that disadvantage women and girls.
To thrive, an adolescent girl requires adequate and sustained access to nutritious food and nutrition interventions that reflect the needs of her growing and changing body.
Anaemia is the greatest cause of disability amongst adolescent girls, limiting their ability to grow and learn, but also perpetuating the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition. It is estimated that of the 600 million adolescent girls living in low-income countries, 30% are anaemic.
A global campaign for adolescent nutrition
Nutrition International’s adolescent nutrition interventions aim to reach 17 million adolescent girls with weekly iron and folic acid supplementation and nutrition education and counselling over five years.
We are also contributing to advocacy efforts at the global level with the objective of creating global consensus and scaling up action for adolescent nutrition. We are mobilizing governments, health systems and partnerships in the countries where we work. We’re also building capacity, contributing to existing systems using our sustainable model approach.
The With Good Nutrition She’ll Grow Into It campaign was launched in 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition in helping girls achieve their dreams.
The campaign bridges the missing link between good nutrition for girls and the broader movement towards gender equality, all while reinforcing the messages of the women’s empowerment movement and challenging accepted gender norms and stereotypes.
The message is simple — girls can become anything and everything they want to be, and good nutrition is key to getting them there.
With good nutrition a girl’s future won’t just be something she dreams about. With good nutrition she’ll grow into it.
Visit the With Good Nutrition She’ll Grown Into It campaign page to download our toolkit, read campaign stories and find out how to get involved.
With good nutrition she'll grow into it.
The campaign was created to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition in unlocking a girl’s potential and helping her to grow, learn, earn and lead. Through our programs and advocacy, we are working to ensure that girls have access to the good nutrition they need to achieve their dreams.
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