Nutrition and Food Security


UNICEF works to give kids a healthy start.

Malnutrition is linked to nearly half of all childhood deaths. Children who are malnourished are smaller, more likely to get very sick from ordinary infections and their brain development can suffer.

By treating malnutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child's life, UNICEF has helped cut the number of children badly affected by stunting by nearly 100 million since 1990.

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