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Around the World in 1,000 Days

Good nutrition from conception to a child’s second birthday ensures a healthy start in life. Mothers — and fathers — across the globe share their experiences.

Why I’m Passionate About the First 1,000 Days

Lucy Sullivan, founder of 1,000 Days, answers our questions about child malnutrition and why she's passionate about making a difference in the first 1,000 days.

Hunger and Food Waste

Food loss and food waste are major contributors to global hunger. If we could recover all the food we waste, we could feed every hungry person on the planet twice over.

To Achieve Zero Hunger, Food Is Not Enough

Providing food to hungry people is just one part of ending hunger. We also need long-term solutions like sustainable farming, increasing the efficiency of local markets and making sure people earn enough money to support themselves.

Helping Children Reach Their Full Potential

The first 1,000 days of life refers to the ‘window of opportunity’ from a child’s conception through to her second birthday, and it shape us in ways that last a lifetime.

Giving Women the Nutrition They Need

Lack of nutrition is a leading cause of death during childbirth. Providing the right nutrition at the right time can also help change lives and break the cycle of poverty.

Women and Hunger

In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. Read their stories and see what WFP is doing to help them achieve equality.

Women Are Hungrier: School Meals

Giving women and girls access to education is one of the most powerful things we can do to solve hunger. Women and girls reinvest 90 percent of their income back into their families, compared to the average 30-40 percent.

Women Are Hungrier: Nutrition and Babies – first 1,000 days

Hunger claims the lives of more than 3 million children each year. 45 percent of deaths among children under age 5 are caused by malnutrition. Nutrition during the first 1,000 days determines the course of a child's life, and in time, shapes the fate of our planet.

Women Are Hungrier: Small-Scale Female Farmers

More than half of the world’s hungry people are farmers in rural areas who tend fields of five acres or less. Giving female farmers equal access to resources could reduce the number of people living in hunger and poverty by 100-150 million.

“I Thought You Needed a Lot of Money to Eat Well. I Was Wrong.”

90% of the Burundian population depends on agriculture for their survival. Their daily diet —for both children and adults — consists mainly of cassava leaves and Irish potatoes.

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Women are Hungrier

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