The issue: Global childhood malnutrition
Children are most vulnerable to malnutrition. If they don’t receive essential nutrients in their first 5 years of life, brain and body development won’t occur properly and the opportunity for that development is lost forever.
Malnutrition has lasting effects. According to the World Health Organization, children deprived of adequate nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life often have stunted growth, poor cognitive development and low immunity to disease.
Malnutrition affects school performance and studies have shown it often leads to lower earning potential as an adult.
According to the World Health Organization, seven million children under the age of 5 die each year from preventable causes. Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45 percent of these deaths.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. Together, we can support the Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign and make a difference in the lives of thousands of children and families.