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Investments In Nutrition Essential To Achieve Health, Education SDGs

The Guardian: We can’t achieve the Global Goals without a focus on child nutrition
Saul Morris, nutrition director at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

“…[I]t is absolutely impossible that the world could achieve the third Global Goal of ensuring healthy lives for all at all ages without a major focus on nutrition. The same is true for the fourth Global Goal on quality education. … Without early investments in nutrition, hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in education will be wasted, as undernourished children’s brains will be unprepared to learn. Nutrition’s impacts on education also have predictable impacts on poverty. … [G]overnments and development partners will need to invest in better food, better feeding practices, and protection from illness. With this combination of interventions in place, today’s children will all be able to reach for the stars” (11/20).

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