Nutrition Special - Stunting in children can be defeated
There is better understanding of the crucial importance of nutrition during the critical 1,000-day period covering pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life, and of the fact that stunting reflects deficiencies during this period.
The damage that stunting causes to a child’s development is irreversible. Undernutrition early in life has major consequences for future educational, income and productivity outcomes.
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Stunting reflects chronic undernutrition during the most critical periods of growth and development in early life. In India, more than 60 million children under 5 are stunted comprising almost half the children in this age group.
A regular series produced by UNICEF office of research, where issues affecting the world's children are discussed, experts say how the global problem of malnutrition that affects hundreds of thousands of children across the globe, can be dealt with
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