Education

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Education


Nutrition and education are closely linked. Poor nutrition early in life, especially during the first 1,000 days (conception to age two), leads to poor school performance. People with higher levels of education tend to have better health outcomes, and girls enrolled in school are more likely to delay their first pregnancy, leading to better nutritional outcomes for mother and infant. School feeding provides a healthy meal and encourages families to send and keep their children in school. The resources below can be used to guide planning and implementation of nutrition-sensitive education activities.