Nutritional stunting


Nourishing the future we want

Without proper nutrition, children will never learn – or earn – as much as they could have if they were nourished correctly in their first 1 000 days of life. There are simple ways we can start to tackle SA’s stunting crisis to help our children reach their full potential – and, in so doing, […]

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Posted on 25 Feb 2019

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What is undermining our investments in South Africa’s children?

Returning to work following the December break, my colleagues at the Zero-Stunting Initiative and I, began to share stories of how our families view the work we are doing to tackle widespread and chronic undernutrition in SA.  Stunted children are short-for-age because they don’t get enough of the right foods, and this affects their ability […]

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Posted on 15 Feb 2018

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Opportunity 5

We have yet to find a better predictor of an adult’s economic potential than their height at two years of age. And yet, even though we know this, a fifth to a quarter of children in South Africa are stunted[1]Children’s Institute (University of Cape Town), Department of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation of the Republic of […]

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Posted on 3 May 2017

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