Malnutrition and Children's Learning
|Young Filipino children working in a landfill (Photo courtesy of Manny Olalia Quemuel)|
|Above figure captured from "Food for Thought"|
- score 7% lower on maths tests
- are 19% less likely to be able to read a simple sentence aged 8, and 12% less likely to be able to write a simple sentence
- are 13% less likely to be in the appropriate grade for their age at school.
One must keep in mind, however, that the window of opportunity to resolve the problem is limited. Priorities.... Food for thought....