Enhancing resilience to nutritional shocks

Enhancing resilience to nutritional shocks

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Although undernutrition is trending downward globally, 165 million children in low?income countries were stunted (that is, had low height for age) in 2011; others suffered from deficiencies in micronutrients. Overall, undernutrition contributed to 3.1 million deaths in 2011. This burden reflects underlying conditions of poverty, limited access to health and sanitation, and insufficient time and information for adequate childcare. In addition to being consequences of these protracted obstacles, malnutrition rates are also heightened by climatic, political, and economic shocks.While cognitive and socioemotional development is subject to many of the same risks as overall nutritional status, ... risks can promote development and are an important strategy to prevent loss in childrena#39;s potential and subsequent impact onanbsp;...

Title:Enhancing resilience to nutritional shocks
Author:Alderman, Harold, Walker, Susan
Publisher:Intl Food Policy Res Inst - 2014-05-04


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