Appropriate breastfeeding practices could help prevent 13 percent of deaths in children under 5. Breastfeeding contributes both to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 1 (Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger) and MDG 4 (Reduce child mortality). http://uni.cf/N4wamZ
The notion that eliminating food deserts is only one step in the process to ending hunger and obesity is something Share Our Strength has been advocating for years. Access to healthy food and nutrition education must go hand in hand.
Save the Children nutrition programs target "hidden" hunger Two thirds of children aged one to two years old are not given enough meals a day to meet their growing requirements. Save the Children is supporting the Tanzanian Government train health workers at regional and community level to raise awareness on best infant and child feeding practices including exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months that aim at reducing chronic malnutrition.