Food for thought: Tackling child malnutrition to unlock potential and boost prosperity

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Save the Children

165 million children globally are chronically malnourished. This not only causes the death of one child every 15 seconds but locks in lifelong problems for millions. more. It’s a huge problem – but also a huge opportunity.

Investment in nutrition is not only the right thing to do.  It is  a down-payment on future prosperity. The evidence presented in this report shows that preventing malnutrition of children and women in the crucial 1,000-day window – from the start of a woman’s pregnancy until her child’s second birthday – could greatly increase children’s ability to learn and to earn.


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