Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Ghana: Undernutrition is a major challenge affecting children

Professor Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, President of the Ghana Nutrition Association, has described undernutrition as a major challenge affecting children’s wellbeing and development in Ghana.

She said only 13 per cent of children aged six to 23 months werere able to meet the minimum standards set by the three core Infant and Young Feeding namely- Dietary Diversity, Feeding Frequency, and Nutrient Density.

“Micronutrient deficiencies affect maternal, infant and young child health in Ghana. Consequences of this can lead to mental impairment, poor health, low productivity among others”.


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