Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
I find these words to be so incredibly powerful as it is indeed true. Mainstream media often doesn’t highlight the successes we have made in making the world a better place. Instead, they oftentimes focus on the bad and also don’t necessarily tell us the truth about what is really going on. For anyone with doubt that remarkable progress has been made and is continuing to be made around the world, then the Bill and Melinda Gates 2014 Letter is a for you. Bill and Melinda Gates eloquantly lay out the facts behind three major myths that are standing in the way of eliminating poverty. (via “Three Myths that Block Progress for the Poor”: The 2014 Gates Annual Letter | Thirdeyemom)
The first time I saw a hungry child I thought my heart would break. You don’t have to look far to see it but I’ve seen chronic hunger and it’s a different face than anything I’ve ever experienced in the United States. That’s why I’m sharing this post as a part of my work with Mom Bloggers for Social Good Global Team of 200 to raise awareness for Save the Children’s Nutrition Campaign. (via 8 Gr8 Healthy Recipes for Kids | MarocMama)
World Leaders will meet June 8th for the Nutrition for Growth Summit in London. Lacking basic nutrition not only stunts children’s growth but also severely impairs the ability for children to learn. (via Super Power Nutrition! | about proximity)
As part of the Save the Children’s Nutrition Campaign, the Global Team of 200 is trying to get the word out about the importance of feeding kids healthy food. President Obama is meeting with World leaders at two G8 Summits in June and it is important that they take this issue up. One way you could help would be to tweet this: @whitehouse let’s make sure all kids get healthy food in their #next1000days so they can reach their full potential. #Nutrition4Growth (via Poor Nutrition Reduces Children’s Ability to Learn #SavetheChildren)
A new report from Save the Children called Food for Thought gives us a few more reasons. Malnutrition can be tied to their ability to learn and their prosperity when they reach adulthood. According to the report: Childhood malnutrition cuts future earnings by at least 20% Current childhood nutrition could end up costing the global economy $125 billion when today’s children are grown Malnourished children score 7% lower on math tests and 19% are delayed readers (via Are You A Supermom in the Kitchen? | Nature Moms Blog)
Clean drinking water and sanitary conditions are what is needed to help these people build better lives. That is why WaterAid (learn more about WaterAid in this previous post) has made a video called Water is Just the Beginning. (via World Water Day - Water Is Just The Beginning)
I am sitting here eating breakfast as I write this post. This week is National School Breakfast Week. You are probably snacking or drinking some coffee while you read this… I want you to consider this… More than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. (via No Kid Hungry | Mom on the Run x2)