Every child has the right to eat enough nutritious food to grow and thrive.
The current nutrition situation of children in Mongolia are worrisome. Deficiencies of vitamins and minerals, and stunting remain public health problems. In addition, overweight and obesity are also affecting children and adults, placing the country to experience the double burden of malnutrition. Breastfeeding rate is declining in recent years.
Insufficient budget allocation and limited human resources negatively affects the capacity to deliver quality nutrition services to children. Caregivers’ inadequate knowledge, care and feeding practices play a significant role in child malnutrition.
UNICEF will support government efforts to protect children, adolescent boys and girls, and women from undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight and obesity.
- Support early detection and management of acute malnutrition
- Improve school food environments
- Prevention of childhood overweight and obesity and enforcement of the food fortification law
- Promote healthy diet and nurturing care among parents and caregivers
These resources represent just a small selection of materials related to the Nutrition Programme of UNICEF Mongolia and its partners. The list is regularly updated to include the latest information.