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Child Food Poverty: A Nutrition Crisis in Early Childhood

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Child Food Poverty: A Nutrition Crisis in Early Childhood

Children cannot live on staple grains alone; they need to eat a diverse range of nutritious foods. Child Food Poverty - A Nutrition Crisis in Early Childhood sounds the alarm on the state of child food poverty – a situation where young children are not fed the minimum number of food groups they need in early childhood. Today in low- and middle-income countries, 2 in 3 children under five – or 478 million – experience food poverty.

Even more worrisome, 1 in 3 children under five – or 202 million – live in severe food poverty, meaning they are fed extremely poor diets that include at most two food groups, often a cereal and perhaps some milk.

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