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Tackling 'Hidden Crisis' Of Childhood Undernutrition Critical

“[N]early more than 170 million children under age five suffer from undernutrition, a hidden crisis that robs them — and their countries — of a healthy and prosperous future,” Cat Cora, chef and founder of Chefs for Humanity, writes in an opinion piece on the Feed the Future website. “It’s critical to tackle this problem, placing a particular emphasis on the first 1,000 days from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday, as this is the time to ensure healthy growth and development,” she continues, adding, “I’m thrilled that fighting hunger and poverty remain high on the G8 agenda” (5/18).  

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