Malnutrition linked to literacy problems in quarter of world’s schoolchildren

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 31 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3569
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Experts have warned that around a quarter of schoolchildren globally could have serious literacy problems as a result of malnutrition.

A report published by the charity Save the Children on 28 May claims that a child’s ability to read and write simple sentences and answer basic mathematical questions correctly is severely damaged if they do not have a nutritious diet.

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