The importance of malnutrition in early childhood development is still being overlooked in our poor communities. Malnutrition in children is still a huge problem in South Africa, especially here in the Cape Peninsula.
Why is nutrition education for kids important?
With almost 70% of children living below the poverty line in South Africa. Many of them still do not have access to nutritious food to help develop their growing bodies and minds. Malnutrition in children continues to be a serious issue in our poor communities where access to the right food is limited or unavailable.
This is why we need to provide education programmes in schools about the importance of malnutrition in early childhood development. Nutrition education for kids will assist in their development through self-awareness through nourishment.
A child cannot focus let alone learn on an empty stomach. There are many schools and ECD Centres that fall outside of the Government’s quantile system. Many of our beneficiaries who also manage on-site ECDs struggle to get funding and equipment to help run their establishments. They are also in need of food to feed the children every day, while also feeding the children in their communities.