Malnutrition is a devastating reality for those who are food insecure, not only because of the associated suffering, but because it can lead to increase food insecurity. Weakened muscles and cognitive issues associated with malnutrition can make it near impossible for those individuals to improve their situation or maintain their livelihoods.

A child who doesn’t receive proper nutrition, particularly during their first 1,000 days from conception to the second birthday, will likely experience stunting. The child will not mentally or physically develop as they should, irreversibly damaging well-being and future prospects.

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