NNIW100 Interviews: Ian Macdonald

Growth & Development Malnutrition

A mother's nutritional status greatly influences the well-being of her children. Unfortunately, many mothers worldwide are adolescents still in the midst of their own development, making them susceptible to nutritional deficiencies. Young mothers face the considerable demands of nourishing their growing fetus. This underscores the significance of enhancing the health and nutritional well-being of young women, a priority in both developed and underdeveloped nations. It involves ensuring that young mothers receive the appropriate nutrition that not only meets their needs but also supports the healthy development of both mother and fetus, through a diet rich in essential micro-nutrients.

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