Research shows that 27% of South African children are stunted, Biology Foundations laid during the first few years of life fundamentally shape a persons lifelong physical and mental progress and potential. the first 1000 days in a child’s life are crucial to this potential. Stunting is a sign that a child’s growth and development is not progressing as it should. a child who is stunted shows reduced cognitive, most unlikely to finish school and most likely to suffer from obesity and chronic illnesses.
This impaired growth and development which children experience are caused by malnutrition and psychosocial stimulation. one of the ways to prevent stunting is good nutrition with enough protein.