The World Food Programme created this video to explain the importance of ensuring that children get not only enough food, but the right kind of food within the critical time of conception-24 months. Preventing malnutrition is easier and more cost-effective than treating malnutrition once it has already occurred. Malnutrition is the primary contributor to disease worldwide, so preventing malnutrition during early childhood years will allow children to thrive later in life!
The definition of malnutrition is broad and often misinterpreted. After reading the WFP website and watching the video I wonder, "How might we help pregnant mothers and children between the ages of 0-24 months receive not only enough food, but also the proper amount of nutrients?". How might we channel resources to prevent malnutrition before it happens, thus preventing disease and creating opportunities for thousands of children to thrive and lead healthy, successful lives?