Good nutrition is critical to the future well-being of entire nations. When children are well-nourished, their bodies and brains can reach their full potential, which means they have a better chance of finishing school, fighting illnesses, and escaping the cycle of poverty.
Good nutrition doesn’t just mean having access to nutritious foods. Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, access to quality health services, as well as affordable food that is safe to eat and accessible year round are fundamental to the nutrition and health of communities. By taking a holistic approach to diet quality and nutrition, Feed the Future invests in the current and future productivity and health of partner countries to help them advance in their development journeys to a day when they no longer need assistance.
By prioritizing nutrition, sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and hygiene behaviors across the initiative, Feed the Future has helped
3.4 million more children
escape the devastating, life-long consequences of poor nutrition early in life. Our efforts also empower people, particularly women, with information, skills and resources to improve their families’ and communities’ diets and nutrition throughout life.
As diets continue to shift rapidly around the world, we are adapting our approach to leverage emerging opportunities and help countries build food systems that provide safe, nutritious foods that are accessible
to families year round.
Read on for stories from our partners to learn more about how we help communities take charge of nutrition for good health and well-being today and for years to come.