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1 in 3 children undernourished or overweight

October 23th, 2019

Worldwide, 200 million children under the age of 5 (almost 1 in 3) are suffering the consequences of poor diets, according to a recent UNICEF report.

"We are losing ground in the fight for healthy diets." said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, during the presentation of the State of the World's Children report on October 15th. “This is not a battle we can win on our own. We need governments, the private sector and civil society to prioritize child nutrition and work together to address the causes of unhealthy eating in all its forms.”

The UNICEF report examines the nutrition and food issues for growing children and presents policy recommendations to tackle this problem. UNICEF advocates the use of proven approaches to build healthy food environments for children and adolescents, such as easy-to-understand labelling, nutrition education, stronger control of marketing unhealthy foods and stimulation of food product reformulation by the food industry. These actions can effectively contribute to bringing better food products to the market.

Choices International has a vast experience in bringing together people with different expertise and professional profiles, from scientific institutions, governments and the food industry. We want to facilitate the collaboration among these stakeholders and, together with them, plan and implement effective nutrition polices that contribute to reducing childhood malnutrition globally.

Source: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/poor-diets-damaging-childrens-health-worldwide-warns-unicef

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