Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scary Fact

Even the children of wealthier families suffer surprisingly high rates of malnutrition. Government data show that a third of children from the wealthiest fifth of India's population are malnourished. This is because poor feeding practices—foremost among them a failure exclusively to breastfeed in the first six months—play as big a role in India's malnutrition rates as food shortages. 

It really is amazing how much damage people can do to themselves and their families through ignorance.  Bad habits get embedded in a culture, and people accept the consequences of these bad habits as a fact of nature.

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