The first 1,000 days, from
conception up to the child’s second birthday, are considered the most critical
period of growth and development. Poor nutrition within this period is the
primary cause of stunting, a permanent and irreversible form of malnutrition
that currently affects 3.6 million children nationwide.
Filipino children are not genetically short. What we see are generations of stunted children.
Despite being on track in reducing preventable child deaths in the past decades and improvement in economic gains, the Philippines shows very little and unequal progress in fighting child malnutrition. Recent studies show that we are still one of the ten countries in the world with the most number of malnourished children.
Malnutrition has adverse effects on children’s schooling performance, labor force participation, and eventually productivity in later life.
Save the Children, through its biggest campaign against child malnutrition called Lahat Dapat (Should be Everyone) is calling the government, civil society and public to step up efforts in reducing child malnutrition, especially in the first 1,000 days.
Save the Children believes that all children have the right to fair and equal access to nutritious food. Lahat Dapat!
Stay healthy kids! We love you!
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It's my birthday and I'm donating it! If you want to celebrate my birthday or want an excuse to donate to a great charity, this is your chance. :) Today, I'm celebrating my 26th birthday. But a lot of children won’t make it to their fifth! 2.7 million Filipino children experience hunger due to lack of food and extreme poverty, while 1.5 million go to bed without eating for the entire day. One in four children suffers permanent damage to their bodies and minds because they don’t get the nutritious food they need. Don’t let all the potential of the next generation go to waste. Just because they were born into hunger and poverty, doesn’t mean they can’t have a bright future. Help me raise funds to give Filipino children a healthy start: http://scph.at/1JGCUIM Your gift means more than just survival – it means a future filled with hope. (All funds will go to Save the Children's work to improve health and nutrition of mothers, newborn babies and children. http://scph.at/lahatdapat)
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