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The nutritional shocks on young children whose families have lost their income as a result of the lockdown may have long lasting effects. Shutterstock

Lockdowns threaten childrens’ nutrition: why extra care is needed

A third of South African children live below the food poverty line. The fact that many caregivers can't work because of the lockdown will worsen food insecurity. Here's what needs to be done.
A health worker measures an infant’s growth. Children who are undernourished in their first 1000 days of life, could suffer from stunting later. 2014 Global Communities, Courtesy of Photoshare

Malnutrition, stunting and the importance of a child’s first 1000 days

Research around the importance of the first 1000 days has been gaining traction. The latest links stunting to malnutrition in children.

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