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10 Facts on Nutrition

10 Facts on Nutrition

The World Health Organization recently released ten facts on nutrition which apply to people worldwide. Amongst the ten, one really stands out; "For healthier babies, WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months, introducing age-appropriate and safe complementary foods at six months, and continuing breast-feeding for up to two years or beyond. Worldwide, about 20 % of deaths among children under-five could have been avoided if these feeding guidelines are followed. Appropriate feeding decreases rates of stunting and obesity and stimulates intellectual development in young children." (The World Health Organization, 2012). This is a shocking statistic. The facts seem so simple, so why aren't they being practiced? When analyzing an issue like this, it is important to remember not to... Show More


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