The State of the World’s Children 2019

Children, food and nutrition: Growing well in a changing world

Children, food and nutrition: Growing well in a changing world
UNICEF/Egypt 2017/Shehzad Noorani

Highlights

For the first time in 20 years, UNICEF’s flagship report examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge.

This 2019 edition of The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge. Despite progress in the past two decades, one third of children under age 5 are malnourished – stunted, wasted or overweight – while two thirds are at risk of malnutrition and hidden hunger because of the poor quality of their diets. At the centre of this challenge is a broken food system that fails to provide children with the diets they need to grow healthy. This report also provides new data and analyses of malnutrition in the 21st century and outlines recommendations to put children’s rights at the heart of food systems.

Children, food and nutrition: Growing well in a changing world
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UNICEF
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Languages
English, Arabic

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