Malnutrition linked to literacy problems in quarter of world’s schoolchildrenBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3569 (Published 31 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3569
- Adrian O’Dowd
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.
The report Food for Thought contains new research that involved following …
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