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More than half of Indonesian toddlers malnourished because of poor diets: UNICEF report

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, November 2, 2019   /  03:46 pm
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Nurmala, 42, had a plate half-filled with rice and chicken nuggets in her left hand, while her right hand was busy feeding her 3-year-old daughter, who kept scooting away from her mother, seemingly unimpressed with her dinner that Thursday afternoon. The mother of five was seated at the door of her neighbor's house on the banks of Jakarta's West Flood Canal, located a block away from the bustling Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta, while her daughter ran around the narrow, cramped lane that separates the adjacent houses and street vendors from the embankment. It has been a year since her youngest child, who appeared fit and healthy in her pink dress, gained notable weight. The little girl weighed 12 kilograms, which should not raise any alarms as it was within the ideal weight range according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Child Growth Standards. Nurmala, howe...