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Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow: Hunger Advocacy Workshop 2019

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John Knox Room

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

616 N. Highland Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Over the past several decades, the world—with a strong commitment from the United States—has made great progress toward ending hunger by promoting global nutrition programs. Hunger and poverty rates have been cut nearly in half during the past 30 years. In countries such as Ghana and Honduras, stunting—when a child does not grow and develop properly because of chronic malnutrition—has been reduced by nearly one-third in approximately 10 years.

But, nearly 821 million people in the world—11 percent of the world’s population—remain hungry. One in 4 of the world’s children are affected by stunting, resulting in irreversible life consequences. Countries in Central America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected. Almost half of all child deaths worldwide are linked to malnutrition.

As people of faith, we are called to care for one another and speak out for those in need. At this workshop, we'll learn more about Bread for the World’s 2019 Offering of Letters: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow, which urges our government to accelerate progress toward ending hunger by increasing funding for global child nutrition programs. We'll hear from local advocates, elected officials, and experts on global development as we seek to motivate our congregations to end hunger.

Registration and a light continental breakfast begins at 8:30, with our program starting at 9:00.

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