During crucial period when children begins transition to solid foods, just 1 in 3 are fed a diet diverse enough to grow well.
Children under the age of 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well, leading to irreversible developmental harm, according to a new report released by UNICEF 2021.
The rising poverty, inequality, conflict, climate-related disasters, and health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to an ongoing nutrition crisis among the world’s youngest .
Children carry the scars of poor diets and feeding practices for life. An insufficient intake of nutrients found to support growth at an early age puts children at risk of poor brain development, weak learning, low immunity, increased infections and, potentially, death.
Only by joining hands together can we transform the food system and provide access to diverse, nutritious, safe and affordable diets for every child.