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The State of the World’s Children 2019

Posted on : 02 Dec 2019

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  • For the first time in 20 years, UNICEF’s flagship report examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge.
  • One third of children under age 5 are malnourished stunted, wasted or overweight while two thirds are at risk of malnutrition and hidden hunger because of the poor quality of their diets.
  • At the center of this challenge is a broken food system that fails to provide children with the diets they need to grow healthy.
  • This report also provides new data and analyses of malnutrition in the 21st century and outlines recommendations to put children’s rights at the heart of food systems.
  • Around 200 million children under-five are either undernourished or overweight, while one-in-three globally - and almost two-thirds of children between the fragile ages of six months to two years - are not fed food that nurtures proper development
  • The lack of adequate nutrition increases youngsters’ vulnerability to health problems, namely poor brain development, weak learning, low immunity, increased susceptibility to infections and in many cases, premature death.
  • Despite growing technological advances to address health and nutrition, the world has lost sight of “the most basic fact: If children eat poorly, they live poorly”
  • It is not just about getting children enough to eat; it is above all about getting them the right food to eat.

Article Related Questions

  1. The State of the World’s Children report 2019 is released by which of the following organization

  2. 1.World Economic Forum

    2.World Bank

    3.International Labour Organization

    4.UNICEF

    Right Ans : UNICEF


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