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Here’s another reason to get excited about the Olympics: At the end of the Games on August 12, British Prime Minister David Cameron will challenge global leaders to step up efforts to improve nutrition and decrease stunting among the world’s poorest children between now and the next Olympics.
This is the perfect moment to put a spotlight on this issue. As athletes around the world strive to reach their full potential at the Games, 170 million children under age two around the world won’t even get a fighting chance to because of malnutrition, which will stunt them for life.
For this week’s ONE Act, we want you to show your support for global child nutrition and tell Prime Minister Cameron to work with other leaders to save millions of kids from chronic malnutrition by the next Olympics in 2016. You can do so by:
-Playing our online game, “The Race Against Hunger,” which allows you to compete against President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron and ONE members around the world in an Olympics-worthy race to the finish line.
-Signing our petition to Prime Minister Cameron, which you can do after you play the online game.
-Sharing this message on Twitter (click to tweet): “All children deserve a chance to be an Olympian. Join UK PM Cameron & @ONECampaign to end #globalhunger: http://ow.ly/cLvZk”
Prime Minister Cameron will be delivering his speech during the Global Hunger Event, which will help strengthen these commitments by identifying pioneering new ways of working to tackle malnutrition and bringing in new champions to support the global movement. Learn more about the event here.