Children’s health: the hard factsAccording to the latest research (pdf, 7Mb), 49 million children under the age of 5 are wasted*, and almost 17 million are severely wasted. There are also 149 million children who are stunted** and 40 million who are overweight or obese. To help us overcome this global challenge, it’s important for children to follow a healthy diet from a young age.
*wasted - low weight for height
**stunted - a low height for age
Our expert says
Parents and caregivers: helping to inspire healthier lives
Nutrition is key to ensuring healthy development in children. One of the best ways for children to learn how to lead healthy lives is through parents and caregivers.
By introducing children to healthy habits when they are young, we can help them make healthy choices for life:
- Cooking healthy, balanced meals.
- Encouraging healthy hydration
- Encouraging children to exercise