Bread May-June 2013

Todd Post/Bread for the World Institute bread Bangladeshi mothers receive information about maternal and child health. Nutrition for children in the first one thousand days of life will be the focus of the June 10 international meeting convened by Bread for the World Institute during Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering: A Place at the Table, June 8-11 in Washington, D.C. Planning for the Next 1,000 Days By her second birthday, a healthy toddler is talking, walking, and steadily moving toward a life of opportunity. Parents around the world marvel at the phenomenal progress that their child makes from the moment that the mother discovers that she is pregnant to that special birthday one thousand days later. Bread for the World’s 2013 National Gathering Will Mark Progress in Maternal and Child Nutrition Nearly one thousand days ago, a global initiative to improve maternal and child nutrition was born. As Bread for the World prepares for our 2013 National Gathering—a biennial convergence of grassroots anti-hunger advocates—Bread for the World Institute is celebrating, taking stock of, and looking at next steps for the 1,000 Days Partnership and the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement. During the 2010 United Nations General Assembly, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined then-Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin in launching (See Gathering on page 2) in this issue | On Faith 3 Bread Slices 4 Member Profile 6 Advocacy in Action 7 Contact Us 8 Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad May-June 2013 | Act Now! Congress is writing the farm bill right now and they need to hear from you. Any farm bill must not increase hunger in the United States or around the world. Call your members of Congress and tell them to • protect and strengthen SNAP (formerly food stamps). SNAP effectively and efficiently helps 47 million low-income Americans put food on the table. • improve international food aid to make the program more efficient while also targeting the nutritional needs of women and children in the 1,000-day window from pregnancy to age 2. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202224-3121 or use our toll free number: 1-800-826-3688.