The best predictor of a kid's economic potential is their height at 2 years of age. Yet, 1/4 of children under the age of 5 in South Africa are stunted due to not getting proper nutrition.
Research also shows that over half (54%) of South Africans will not be able to afford to purchase a healthy basket of food when they shop. It's not enough to educate people about nutrition.
ACCESS is important as well. Read more in DGMT 's great article on this topic.... and a shout-out to all the teachers and community volunteers who are working with the iThemba nutrition team to start growing the food young children in our community need to succeed!
News supplied by iThemba Projects.