by Chika Hayashi, Julia Krasevec, Richard Kumapley et al.
UNICEF / WHO / World Bank Group, 2017
Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates – Key findings of the 2017 edition
While malnutrition can manifest in multiple ways, the path to prevention is virtually identical: adequate maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy and lactation; optimal breastfeeding in the first two years of life; nutritious and safe foods in early childhood; and a healthy environment including access to basic services and opportunities for physical activity. These key ingredients can deliver a world where children are free from all forms of malnutrition.