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Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days:

"State of the World's Mothers 2012" Report from

Save The Children

mother with babyMother's Day is celebrated in countries around the world. Every mom wants to celebrate the health and happiness of her children, but what moms have to celebrate varies dramatically depending on where they live. Over 170 million children in the world don't get the nutrition they need in their first 1,000 days of life, and the negative effects can last their whole lives, according to Save the Children's "State of the World's Mothers" 2012 report. This year's report ranks 165 countries and provides data on several factors related to the state of the world's mothers, including support for nutrition, access to health care, and opportunities for education, political and economic participation.

The report includes the index of ranked countries. At the end of the report, research notes and frequently asked questions describe the research process. Use this report and accompanying reflection questions and teaching units to guide youth as they explore the global issue of child health. We hope these resources spark creative discussion and action about global issues and the power to make a difference.




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mother cooking on the ground for her children