Pediatricians denounce child malnutrition in Britain

A group of leading pediatricians in Britain have asked the government to offer free food to children even on holidays as the coronavirus pandemic has plunged many families into poverty. Some 2,200 members of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Children’s Health signed an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, expressing astonishment at his … Read more

Poor diet and obesity: WHO warns about malnutrition in lower-income countries | Lifetime

Not eating enough or eating poorly. More and more low- and middle-income countries are facing both malnutrition and obesity, denounces a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) published on Monday. This “double burden of malnutrition” weighs on “more than a third of low- and middle-income countries” (48 out of 126), warns this four-chapter report … Read more

Nutrition intake and nutrition of young women determine the fate of stunting in Indonesian children

iStock Nutrition intake and nutrition of young women determine the fate of stunting in Indonesian children NOVA.id – Trouble stunting is still a big issue for all of us. Various efforts to prevent stunting has been done by many parties. However, adolescents are actually a potential age group who can be involved in various prevention … Read more

Malnutrition could affect the emotional well-being of children

Experts have observed for years that malnourished girls and boys are more vulnerable to having problems in their physical, mental and psychosocial development. Precisely, the first three years of life constitute a critical period for the cognitive development, of people’s social, cognitive and emotional skills. What happens at those ages is decisive for their well-being, … Read more