Earlier this year, the Healthy Childhood Challenge called for novel ideas to improve children's chances of being well-nourished, active and mentally well in their environments. I am pleased to share that the invitation drew a great response. 

Healthy Childhood Challenge shifts into next phase

Exactly 100 ideas came in from 27 countries, and the quality and breadth of entries are impressive. The expert panel will have their work cut out, reviewing proposals from schools, non-profits, community groups, health agencies, entrepreneurs, and more.

Over the coming days, the panel will analyse the submissions and select ten projects that will progress into the second round of the Challenge. These finalists will have the opportunity to develop their ideas further and submit a full and final proposal in October. From this pool, three winners will be chosen, qualifying for a funding grant of up to USD 100,000. The winners will be announced on World Children's Day on 20 November. The ten finalists will be selected on 17 August, so stay tuned!

To look at these exciting projects and see the proposals from your country, visit thehealthychildhoodchallenge.com