Rising food prices force parents to cut back on food for their already malnourished children

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 17 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1200
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

A year of record food prices has forced parents in some of the world’s poorest countries to cut back on food for their children or even pull them out of school and send them out to work to pay for food, a survey for Save the Children has found.

The charity revealed the survey findings in a report, A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition, which says that rising food prices and lack of global investment in tackling malnutrition, are putting future progress …

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