Snack aims to address malnutrition in toddlers

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Unicef launched a Nutrix production facility in Phnom Penh in a bid to address malnourished children.

Nutrix in Cambodia is a fish-based therapeutic snack made for malnourished children. With the Nutrix production facility, the government will be able to address the issue.

It has been estimated that 2.6 percent of Cambodian children suffer from malnutrition.

Government officials, and representatives from Unicef and Danish Care Foods during the launch said the therapeutic food will be produced to address malnourishment in Cambodian children.

“The Cambodian government can provide Nutrix to treat severe acute malnutrition in children under the age of five in poor communities through local health facilities,” said a joint press release issued today. “It is estimated that in Cambodia, between 60,000 to 90,000 children need specialised medical treatment annually, including therapeutic food.”

Full story in Tuesday’s paper  

 

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