We’re building a new UNICEF.org.
As we swap out old for new, pages will be in transition. Thanks for your patience – please keep coming back to see the improvements.

UNICEF Publications

The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

Sound nutrition can change children's lives, improve their physical and mental development, protect their health and lay a firm foundation for future productivity. The State of the World's Children 1998, focuses on the more than 200 million children under the age of five who are affected by malnutrition every day. Arising from the combined onslaught of poverty and preventable diseases, malnutrition represents a potent threat to the survival and development of children, as well as their families and communities. The report examines three key factors that determine whether a child will thrive and develop: access to food; access to basic health services; and caring practices. It explores some of the low-cost measures that can be taken to improve children's quality of life, and puts forward a plan of action to alleviate some of the worst effects of child malnutrition.

General Information
Author: Carol Bellamy, UNICEF Price: US$12.95 No. of pages: 132 Publication date: 1997 Publisher: Oxford University Press for UNICEF ISBN: 0-19-829401-8 Sales no.: 98.XX.USA.93
Available language versions
Available formats

Thank you for your interest in this publication. To better serve your interests, please let us know about your background:

If you would like to be notified about new UNICEF publications, please subscribe to our mailing list.

For further information
Please contact: pubdoc@unicef.org


New enhanced search