Child Nutrition

Reaching New Heights

When the results of an innovative program to fight malnutrition in Bangladesh came back, the results were shocking.

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A child’s future is shaped within their first 1,000 days.

200 million children suffer the effects of malnutrition.

Despite global improvements, malnutrition in the developing world remains high – and in some places, including southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, poor nutrition is on the rise.

Malnutrition affects every stage life and has severe consequences that can impact generations. Malnourished mothers are more likely to die in childbirth and have low birth weight babies. Children born to malnourished mother are at increased risk of disease and death. Chronically malnourished children face lifelong consequences in reduced mental capacity, lower retention in school and reduced lifetime earnings.


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#StealTheseStats w/@CARE200 million children around the world suffer the effects of malnutrition.
#StealTheseStats w/@CAREThe impact of malnutrition during a child’s first 1,000 days is irreversible.
#StealTheseStats w/@CAREAt least 3.5 million children younger than 5 die from malnutrition every year.
#StealTheseStats w/@CAREOne out of six children - roughly 100 million - in developing countries is underweight.

Amy Brenneman visits CARE Peru

Helping children with nutrition in emergencies

LS: Child Hunger Food Aid Video

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LS: Child Hunger Rwanda Video Box

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CARE’s giving children a model beginning in Rwanda

LS: Live Below The Line

Could you live on $1.50 a day?

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By the Numbers

Last year, we helped more than 3.6 million children and their family members access child health and nutrition services and information.

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