Report: Child Malnutrition Costs Global Economy Billions

A report by a Britain-based charity says one-quarter of the world’s children may underperform at school because of chronic malnutrition. Save the Children says tackling malnutrition should be a priority for G8 leaders meeting next month in Northern Ireland.

The report published on Tuesday says a stunted eight-year-old is almost 20 percent more likely to find it hard to read basic sentences than someone of the same age who has a good diet.

David McNair, head of growth, equity and …

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