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Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Re: Call for experiences and effective policy approaches in addressing food security and nutrition in the context of changing rural-urban dynamics

Manuel Moya
Manuel MoyaInternational Pediatric Association. TAG on NutritionSpain

Food insecurity has a proved negative effect on cognitive development in children even in high-income countries. The insufficient, lack and/ or low quality of food increased the risk for lower reading, math comprehension and emotional scores present already in young children. This effect is greater according to the precocity and intensity of food insecurity.

As the change from rural to urban grounds will probably aggravate food insecurity, every initiative taken will contribute to a latter success in life gained through better academic achievements.

Manuel Moya