One in 10 South Africans ( goes hungry every day. As a result, malnutrition levels are high. Malnutrition has three simultaneous dimensions: undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition.

These can manifest in stunting — being short for one’s age because of long-term undernutrition. In 2016, it was estimated to affect 27% of SA children, which is high. Africa is the only continent where stunting rates continue to rise, with the same percentage of African children classified as stunted in 2018...

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