The first 1000 days of life, starting with conception, is the most critical time in a child’s life to receive proper nutrition. If deprived of good nutrition, babies and young children are susceptible to stunting, which has an irreversible negative impact on a child’s physical and mental development. Undernutrition is one of the main contributing causes of death in children under five, worldwide
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Article excerpt posted on en.intercer.net from ADRA Canada (Humanitarian Agency).