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The Power of
Everyday Actions

Only 1 in 4 American kids is getting enough physical activity, while almost 1 in 4 children globally is malnourished. It’s a huge global problem. But the solution is right in front of us all. Harness kids’ boundless energy — when they run, jump and play — to unlock the funding for lifesaving nutrition that UNICEF delivers to severely malnourished children around the world.

8.2 million

lifesaving therapeutic food packets

The Problem: Malnutrition

Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is the most extreme form of undernutrition. It threatens an estimated 16 million children worldwide, taking the lives of roughly 1 million more. Its effects last a lifetime. Children who survive just aren’t strong enough to fight off disease, learn in school and live up to their full potential, consigning them to a lifetime of poverty. But there is a solution: RUTF.

The Solution: A Miracle Food Called RUTF

UNICEF is the main procurer of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), providing approximately 80% of global needs. Known as a “miracle food”, it’s a tasty, energy-packed peanut paste, which contains everything kids suffering from SAM need to get back on track. It requires no refrigeration, stays fresh for up to two years, and needs no added water. Moms and dads simply open the packet, feed their kids and watch them grow healthy and strong.