Tag: Malnutrition

Education in Refugee Camps

It’s that time of year again: back to school. Parents and kids all over the US are preparing for another school year. And what do they do to prepare? Buy snazzy new clothes to impress their friends and classmates, stock up on binders and pencils, and wind down summer activities like camp and family vacations. …

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Addressing Micronutrient Deficiency

For infants and children across the globe, a lack of proper vitamins and minerals can have severe consequences. Micronutrient deficiency is a form of malnutrition, caused by an insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals, also known as micronutrients. Despite the fact that relatively small doses of micronutrients are required, their absence may have deadly consequences. …

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In Support of Breastfeeding

Researchers have found that an early initiation of breastfeeding, or starting breastfeeding within an hour of birth, has the ability to reduce neonatal deaths by 20%. Early and exclusive breastfeeding ensures that an infant is able to receive the proper nutrients and immune system support in the first months of life, providing the optimal combination …

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Put Food First: The World Bank’s Open Forum

The World Bank has asked us to imagine living on $1.25 a day and spending 85 cents of that to feed our families. I have also read about estimates which state that nearly 1 billion people from around the world go to bed hungry every night.  These are thought-provoking facts but the truth is that …

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