In Larimer County, one in ten residents has received assistance from the food bank in the past year. That may seem counter-intuitive, given that --by most measures -- the economy appears to be improving.
Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 5:22 pm
By Michaeleen Doucleff
Babies and toddlers in the poorest parts of the world are getting better fed.
What's the proof? Stunting in kids – a sign of poor nutrition early in life — has dropped by a third in the past two decades, UNICEF reported Monday. But there's a long way to go. Globally, a quarter of kids under the age of 5 were stunted in 2011. That's roughly 165 million children worldwide, with nearly 75 percent of them living in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the report says.