Calls for nutritional behaviour change in Timor-Leste

Published on 02 July 2013

More work is needed to improve nutritional behaviour in Timor Leste, where 58 percent of children under five are stunted (too short for their age) due to chronic malnourishment, experts say. (..) “It is not always simply a case of whether people have access to enough food, but often more a question as to whether the quality of food consumed is sufficient to prevent malnutrition. Many people’s diet consists of little more than the basic staples,” said Alberto Mendes, country director for the World Food Programme (WFP).

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