What can be done to prevent malnutrition in poor communities?

  • Breastfeeding to 6 months of age or longer
  • Complementary feeding from 6 to 24 months (breast milk plus solids)
  • Prevent infections, especially diarrhoea
  • Routine weighing, immunisation and use of the chart in the Road-to-Health Card
  • Social support for mothers
  • School feeding projects

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