VIDEO: The boy who may never-never grow up

In this twist on a classic fairy tale, Peter is not the boy who wouldn't grow up, but rather the boy who couldn't, because he didn't get the right nutrition in his first 1,000 days. Take action with us to improve child health around the world.

Published August 27, 2012 at 12:00am PDT

Show your support for child and maternal health and win free tickets  to the Global Festival concert in New York City.

World Vision is proud to be a part of the Global Festival  in Central Park on September 29, featuring Neil Young, Foo Fighters The Black Keys, Band of Horses, and K’naan. 

The festival will bring top artists and 60,000 change makers together to urge our leaders and fellow citizens to do more to help end extreme poverty.

We'll unite around a simple yet powerful idea: that by giving every child a chance to thrive, our generation can end extreme poverty.

Learn more and enter your name to win two concert tickets .

Other ways to take action

Speak out to stop child malnutrition and preventable child deaths. Ask Congress to support the International Affairs Budget and oppose major cuts to this account. There are few places in the U.S. federal budget where dollars translate so directly into lives saved.

Pray for children who are vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition. Pray that countries and communities with the power to act and save lives would do so.

Donate to provide life-saving food and care. You can provide life-saving food, agricultural training, clean water, medicines, and other essential care to hungry children and families around the world, including those suffering from famine in the Horn of Africa. And because of grant funds and donated goods, your gift multiplies 5 times in impact to help save lives.