Stunting is the impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation. Children are defined as stunted if their height-for-age is more than two standard deviations below the WHO Child Growth Standards median. According to UNICEF, “stunting can permanently impair a child’s physical and cognitive development, trapping them into a cycle of poverty and inequity.” Global Volunteers has established the “Reaching Children’s Potential” (RCP) program in central Tanzania as a comprehensive approach designed to eliminate hunger, improve health and enhance cognition. A team of Tutaweza volunteers will be learning about and participating in the RCP project during October, 2019, and we invite you to join us! If you’re unable to volunteer in person, please consider supporting the RCP nutrition program. Your donation, either large or small, will help purchase Earth Box container gardens and Rise Against Hunger micronutrient food supplements for mothers and young children in 5 villages in the Iringa Region of Tanzania. Feel free to make a contribution to Global Volunteers directly … or through Tutaweza here. We’ll make sure every cent is used to help mothers, babies, and toddlers substantially improve the food and nutrition they need during the all-important first 1000 days of life.