15 March 2013

The consequences of undernutrition and the price of a short skinny latte

Here is a link to an article I did for the Guardian this week on the consequences of undernutrition (one of their readers had requested it).

Incidentally, I'm at the Scaling Up Nutrition meeting in Brussels right now. One of the discussions is on some work that is looking at costed country plans for scaling up nutrition in 16 countries.

The costs are coming out at $4-5/per person per year. The estimates are rough, preliminary and subject to change, but this is about the same price as a short skinny latte at your local European and North American coffee shop.

The price of one short skinny latte per year to prevent a large proportion of babies and infants from becoming short and skinny. Do I sense a campaign coming on? 

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Prof. surely a nice well thought post. Just wondering, who will be the first one to pick up such a campaign and take it to the next level to combat under nutrition.

Lawrence Haddad said...

Dear Swrajit, how about you? Best, L.

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