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NUTRITION TRENDS IN KENYA

    Trends in Nutritional Status of Children

               Percent of children under 5
2003 KDHS 2008-09 KDHS 2014 KDHS

36 35
                26

                    67      4                        16 16
                                                                     11

Stunted             Wasted                           Underweight

Based on the 2006 WHO Child Growth Standars

Figure 5. -Trends in nutritional Status of Children

(Source: KDHS 2014 Key findings)

Looking at the effects of poor nutrition, it is imperative for
every government to take nutrition seriously. In Kenya, the
Constitution of 2010 states:

“Chapter 1; 42…(1) Every person has the right---….
….(c) to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of
acceptable quality;

 Chapter 1; 53…(1) Every Child has the right---…..
….(c) to basic nutrition, shelter and health care;“

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