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Working Together To Improve Nutrition Worldwide

“In a short period of time, [the global health community has] succeeded in creating a new nutrition paradigm. Now it is time to translate this new approach into measurable successes in reducing malnutrition and its lifelong consequences,” Ellen Piwoz, lead for the nutrition team in the family health division of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in a Thomson Reuters Foundation opinion piece. Citing The Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition, the Nutrition for Growth summit, and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, Piwoz states, “This isn’t just about feeding children today, it is about nourishing a stronger future for years to come.” She continues, “By working together, we can alleviate malnutrition. This global movement is not about all of us doing the same thing — it is about each of us doing our part, building on progress and contributing to a shared goal and vision — improved nutrition for children, women and families” (6/27).