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Programme 2021

November 23rd, 09:45-11:00 AM 

GOOD NUTRITION FOR EVERY CHILD – How UNICEF works towards healthy nutrition worldwide
by Marjolijn van Leeuwen, International Programme Officer on Nutrition and Leonie Barelds, Senior Specialist on Children's Rights, UNICEF Netherlands. 

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Schedule November 23 2021: Good Nutrition for Every Child

09:45 - Digital meet & greet hosted by Kim Bekkers, relationship manager)

10:00 - Welcome

10:05 - Introduction to UNICEF Netherlands and UNICEF International by Jolanda van Delft, Senior Marketeer

10:10 - Good Nutrition For Every Child, a talk by Marjolijn van Leeuwen, International Programme Officer on Nutrition and Leonie Barelds, Senior Specialist on Children's Rights

10:40 - Q&A

10:50 - Interested in volunteering for UNICEF? Casper Molenaar tells you how 

11:00  - Closing remarks

When you picture child malnutrition, what do you see?

Do you see a child who is dangerously underweight? A child who is too short for his or her age? Or a child who is overweight?

Child malnutrition has many faces but a similar cause: a lack of good nutrition. And the scale of the issue is alarming: one in three children worldwide is not getting the nutrition her or she needs in order to survive and thrive. Malnutrition has a major impact on the lives and futures of these children, as well as the development opportunities of societies at large.

Good nutrition is not only the bedrock of child survival and development, it is also a child’s basic human right. That is why UNICEF is working around the clock worldwide to make sure that every child can get the nutrition it needs. 

  • Do you want to learn more about the different faces of malnutrition and the causes and impact on children's lives?
  • Do you want to know why it's so essential that children receive the proper nutrition at every stage of their development?
  • Would you like to hear more about UNICEF’s international nutrition programmes which we implement in more than100 countries?
  • And would you like to learn more about our work on nutrition for children in the Netherlands? 

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