A Global Campaign to Fight Chronic Malnutrition
ONE has launched an exciting new campaign called “Sweet Potato on the Menu, Nutrition on the Agenda” to fight global malnutrition, which contributes to 250 child deaths every hour each day around the world. The campaign will crescendo on World Food Day – October 16, 2012 – with events across the country aimed at increasing awareness and action to help save and improve the lives of 25 million children with a particular focus on developing countries. At exactly 12pm ET, the action will culminate with thousands of people in your city and across the country tweeting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton #recipe4change to put nutrition on the global agenda.
How You Can Help
On October 16th at 12pm ET, promote the World Food Day heat tweet action on your social media by tweeting:
@StateDept #SecClinton Create a #Recipe4Change Put global nutrition on the agenda. 25 million kids are counting on it. http://bit.ly/SMxbG0
Child hunger is a cause that I’m so passionate about. I still have hopes of one day developing a program to feed undernourished children right here in the U.S. I love that, through ONE, I’m able to actually do something today instead of hoping to make a difference tomorrow, that will hopefully have a global impact. And, I’m honored to have been asked to share a few words about the ONE Campaign and my involvement with #ONEMoms at one of the World Food Day events today and I will have L’il Buddy in tow. An important reminder to him and me of how blessed we are and that we have a duty to use our able voices for change.
Starting with a conversation about the Sweet Potato.
We don’t eat sweet potatoes in my house nearly as often as we should. But when we do enjoy them, we go all out! Candied yams, baked with cinnamon butter and, my personal favorite…Sweet Potato Biscuits. Rather than pretending like I have my own, unique recipe, I’ll refer you over to the ones shared by Bella Eats. Even if you don’t end up making them yourself, just looking at her photos will satisfy your cravings.
I hope you’ll join me on World Food Day. All it takes is a tweet!