Food for Thought: Tackling child malnutrition to unlock potential and boost prosperity

by Liam Crosby, Daphne Jayasinghe and David McNair
Save the Children Fund, May 2013

34 pp. 1.5 MB:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Food_for_Thought_UK.pdf

In the past two decades, progress in tackling malnutrition has been pitifully slow. In this report the authors demonstrate how investment in nutrition is not only the right thing to do, it is a down-payment on future prosperity. The evidence they present shows that preventing malnutrition of children and women in the crucial 1,000-day window – from the start of a woman’s pregnancy until her child’s second birthday – could greatly increase children’s ability to learn and to earn, and could boost the prosperity of whole countries.

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