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www.bread.org Abstract Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. • U.S. leadership has helped build a global movement to scale up nutrition, and U.S. health and food security investments have increased nutrition programming. • Now is a good time for the U.S. government to assess its resources…

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Improving Food Aid to Improve Maternal and Child Health

The United States is the world’s largest provider of food aid products—procured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and distributed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through partner organizations overseas. A growing body of scientifi c evidence shows that early childhood nutrition interventions, aimed at the critical “1,000 Days” window from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday, are extremely effective and cost-effi cient ways to arrest the lifelong effects of malnutrition. More…

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Linking Nutrition and Health

www.bread.org Abstract Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. • Good nutrition, particularly in early childhood, is critical to positive health outcomes and achieving the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, particularly Goals 4, 5, and 6. Studies indicate that children who survive undernutrition during the 1,000 days between…

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Enabling and Equipping Women to Improve Nutrition

www.bread.org Abstract Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. • Gender inequality is linked to higher rates of child mortality and malnutrition. • Improvements in women’s access to resources, ability to make independent decisions, and level of education are critical to better nutrition, both for young children…

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Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies

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Gender, Nutrition & Agriculture

Fact Sheet Gender, Nutrition and Agriculture March 8, 2010 Women are key to eliminating hunger and poverty. Their pivotal roles as farmers, mothers and caregivers have immense implications for improving livelihoods, food security, and the health and nutrition of their families. Today marks International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions women make in the workplace and at home, as entrepreneurs and as mothers. At the Beijing World Conference on Women 15…