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stunting

(stŭnt′ing)
A consequence of severe and long-lasting malnutrition in which a child fails to achieve the expected height for his or her age.

It is present when a child is more than 3 standard deviations shorter than an average child of the same age. It is found most often in children whose malnourishment occurs during the first five years of life.

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Citing the report findings, Save the Children highlighted the need to invest in nutrition programs during the childs first 1000 days, from pregnancy up to the second birthday, which is considered a critical period of care to avert stunting.