42% of Children in Pakistan Suffer from Malnutrition ,UNICEF

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NewsToday: According to statistics, 42 percent of Pakistani youngsters suffer from stunting. In Pakistan, 9.4% of boys and 9% of girls suffer from obesity, while 42% of children are stunted, according to UNICEF officials who spoke at the task briefing. Furthermore, according to UNICEF representatives, 20.7 percent of young girls and 20.5 percent of young boys are overweight. Diabetes affects 12.6 percent of young boys and 12.1 percent of young girls. The briefing informed the committee that the newborn formula milk market is expanding. Compared to 34% globally, 14.6% of Pakistani children aged 6 to 23 months are breastfed by their moms.

In Sindh and Balochistan, the Food Fortification Act has been passed. Wheat is given additional iron, zinc, and vitamins. Only in Punjab are soda, energy drinks, and junk food prohibited near educational facilities.

Sabahat Abid


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