Malnutrition Causing Stunted Growth Among Filipino Children, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a Save the Children report on stunting and malnutrition among children in the Philippines.

Agence France-Presse: Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report
“Children in the Philippines suffer from ‘sub-Saharan levels’ of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics, a campaign group said Thursday…” (9/3).

CNN Philippines: 1 out of 3 Filipino children has stunted growth — study
“…The report of Save The Children suggested that shortness is not a genetic trait of Filipinos; it could be due to generations of stunted children who are too small for their age because of malnutrition. … Its campaign against malnutrition called ‘Lahat Dapat’ or no child left behind was also launched…” (Bonalos, 9/3).

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