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Improving children's health and boosting their capacity to learn
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It is estimated that 40% of all Ethiopian children are stunted from the effects of chronic malnutrition. Such children are more likely to develop severe infections secondary to compromised immune responses, which is further compounded by the high prevalence of bacterial and parasitic diseases, thus aggravating malnutrition among children. In Ethiopia malnutrition contributes to over half of   child deaths.

School meals have been shown to increase the nutritional status of school-age children in a variety of ways. For example, there is a   notable reduction in malnutrition via diet diversification and an increased absorption of micro nutrients. Overall, the amount of kilo-calories in a child's diet is expanded when they are given nutritional resources that they would otherwise have little or no access to. It is proven that well fed children are able to concentrate better on their lessons. With a solid education, growing children have a better chance of finding their own way out of poverty.

IFA's SHNP supports 500 vulnerable children in five primary schools by serving nutritionally balanced school meals that provide 70-80 percent of the daily dietary energy needs. Meals are prepared and served on school premises throughout school year.