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Children, Food and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New York | 2019 | 255 p.
ISBN: 978-92-806-5003-7
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This 2019 edition of The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge. Despite progress in the past two decades, one third of children under age 5 are malnourished – stunted, wasted or overweight – while two thirds are at risk of malnutrition and hidden hunger because of the poor quality of their diets. At the center of this challenge is a broken food system that fails to provide children with the diets they need to grow healthy. This report also provides new data and analyses of malnutrition in the 21st century and outlines recommendations to put children’s rights at the heart of food systems.


Resource Type: 
Case studies and research papers
Policy and strategy materials
Human rights / Human dignity
Social justice / Equity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education


Nutrition; Health; Child rights; Food systems; SOWC