Child Malnutrition

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Good Nutrition is Foundational

Hunger is hardest on children, especially those under the age of five—a critical period of growth and development. However, the need for a nutritious diet does not stop at age five. At every stage of a person’s journey to adulthood, nutrition is fundamental.

Read and download the 2022 Child Malnutrition Facts and Statistics fact sheet to gain insights into the state of hunger affecting the world’s children. Then test your knowledge with the quiz below.


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  • 1. Why is nutrition considered a foundation for growing children, especially those under the age of five?
  • 2. How many fewer children were affected by stunting and wasting from 1990 to 2022?
  • 3. What constitutes good nutrition?
  • 4. What is the "triple burden" of malnutrition?
  • 5. How does stunting affect children?
  • 6. What are the impacts of malnutrition on a child?
  • 7. What is the main reason for the high rates of child malnutrition in certain regions?
  • 8. What other factors cause global poverty?
  • 9. How does conflict contribute to malnutrition?
  • 10. What are some effective ways to prevent malnutrition?
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