Food insecurity is a common reality for vulnerable or displaced children. Meeting these basic requirements can be a challenge, so in this training series Child Nutrition expert, Lara Zakaria helps us identify early signs of nutritional deficiencies; and how to meet nutritional needs in environments of food scarcity.
Malnutrition doesn't look like the stereotypical image of someone who is bone-thin. A malnourished child can show a variety of signs we need to be aware of. Early signs include lack of growth, bone malformations, rashes, bumps, or even oddities in the nails.