Cooking Up Justice
In 2011, the Cooking Up Justice campaign helped World Vision Canada supporters and their friends take action to address the challenges families living in poverty face in meeting the nutritional needs of their children. Globally, an estimated 146 million children are malnourished including 19 million who are severely malnourished. In addition, 178 million children under 5 are stunted – meaning their physical and mental development has been permanently damaged. World Vision partnered with celebrity chef and recording artist Roger Mooking to talk to Canadians about the importance of healthy eating, and what they could do to support good nutrition for children living in poverty. Campaign participants asked the Canadian government to unfreeze the amount of money given to aid to ensure that money was available to support nutrition and efforts to address the impact of the food crisis on children and their families.
Click here for Roger’s recipes and to download the Cooking Up Justice Resource Kit
Five for 5
Five years should not be a child’s lifetime. Yet 8.8 million children younger than 5 died in 2008 from preventable health issues like pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, and complications at birth. Another 500,000 moms died in pregnancy and during or after childbirth. In 2010, the Five for 5 campaign urged Canadians to take a stand on child and maternal health leading up to and during the G8 summit in 2010. The campaign invited people to ensure that world leaders made child and maternal health a priority and that they follow through on promises made at the previous G8 Summits. Canadians participated in the campaign by signing petitions, sending letters to G8 leaders, and uploading their own “symbolic 5” action to our website. LEARN MORE.