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Health and Nutrition

Children International believes that healthy children have a better chance at overcoming poverty and leading happier, more successful lives.

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Deadly Extremes: Obesity and Malnutrition...Two Epidemics that Can Sometimes Go Hand-in-Hand
Deadly Extremes: The Daily Struggle for Healthy Food By Jimmy Mack More than 40 million children worldwide under the age of 5 suffer from this condition. Think you know what it is? If you guessed being...
Mar 24, 2015 7:15 AM ET
Mind Matters: The Impact of Poverty on Mental Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates about 450 million people worldwide suffer from a mental health disorder, and about three-fourths of that population live in developing countries with little or no access to treatment1. The United Nations has chosen the theme “Youth and Mental Health” for this year’s...
Aug 11, 2014 2:00 PM ET
Children International’s Antiparasite Program Helps Lay the Foundation for Children to Grow up Healthy and Educated
Millions of children are infected with soil-based parasites every year. The infections stem from two sources: parasite eggs or larvae in contaminated food, or larvae in contaminated soil that enter through the skin. According to the World Health Organization, infected children are physically, nutritionally...
Apr 29, 2014 9:30 AM ET
Teens Teaching Teens: Youth in Children International’s Youth Health Corps Pledge to Educate Their Peers and Communities About Better Health
By Garrett Kenyon Teens in Children International’s Youth Health Corps (YHC) take a pledge to educate their peers and communities about better health. In honor of World Health Day, we’ve gathered a best-of photo gallery to show off the work of these dedicated peer educators. Learn more about Children International’s youth programs, including the Youth Health Corps, in...
Apr 7, 2014 7:00 AM ET
Youth in Zambia Pledge to Kick Tuberculosis Out of Their Community for Good
Today is World TB Day, a day to raise awareness about tuberculosis and the status of prevention and control efforts. Children International’s Sports for Development program in Zambia has incorporated Kick TB as part of the sports curriculum. Kick TB is a non-competitive, child-focused, sports-oriented advocacy and awareness campaign that maximizes every child’s ability to be an ambassador for...
Mar 24, 2014 5:00 AM ET