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.