Quote of the Day – September 25, 2012
CGI [Clinton Global Initiative] also examined how health care and education programs can be designed as holistic systems for children, particularly in a newborn’s first 1,000 days. Carolyn Miles, who is CEO of Save the Children, said improper nutrition during that critical period of physical development is known to cause permanent brain damage. This not only harms affected children, but reduces a nation’s economy by 2 to 3 percent.
“So this issue of early nutrition is not just an issue of ‘it’s the right thing to do and of course we should make sure that kids have the right food to eat.’ It’s an economic issue,” said Miles. -Excerpted from “Clinton Global Initiative Seeking New Anti-Poverty Plans” by Peter Fedynsky, originally published on Voice of America.