Why Good Nutrition is Essential for Every Child
- Proper nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life is linked to improved physical and cognitive development and ability to learn in the future.1
- The next 7,000 days of life is also crucial to helping children reach their developmental potential.2
- 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world.3
- Malnutrition causes 45% of deaths in children under five.3
- 1 in 4 of the world’s children suffer from stunted growth.3
- Chronic undernutrition in early life is linked to many adverse later life outcomes including reduced schooling, poorer cognitive skills, lower earnings and a higher likelihood of living in poverty.1
- Food and nutrition education can offer many benefits. For example, school-based nutrition programs can also provide safety nets for the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach children with the highest risk of dropping out of school.2
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