State of nutrition factsheet
Following World Food day our latest factsheet shed light on the state of nutrition in Assam, India, Kenya and Malawi - where our Healthy Diets for Tea Communities programme with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) runs. The programme works to improve the nutrition and health of tea workers and farmers, where nutrition remains a significant health concern.
A healthy diet is essential for our wellbeing; it can reduce the risk of chronic disease and enable us to live healthier and more active lives. Women and children are disproportionately affected by poor nutrition and are more likely to have worse health outcomes as a result. Women who live and work in tea communities are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, and this can cause a range of damaging effects, such as maternal and fetal mortality, diminished physical and mental ability, and increased vulnerability to infectious diseases.
Our factsheet uses references and data points from third party sources to shed light on nutrition in Malawi, Kenya and Assam, India.