Establishing and capacitating Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres as hubs for nutrition
could reduce malnutrition and allow children to flourish.
Poor nutrition has a substantial negative impact on a child’s brain development before the age of five, depriving them of the ability to reach their full potential, thrive in school, and contribute to society. Dr. Ronaasen, ECD specialist and National Programmes Lead for the DO MORE FOUNDATION, has outlined the urgency of capacitating ECD centres in her recently published Ph.D. research if, to the nasty evils of poverty, hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition that continue to be on the rise within our country are to be addressed. Along with the formation of purpose-driven public and private partnerships, community-based ECD centres might be the answer to this multifaceted problem.