Lifelong effects of stunting on children

Stunting and wasting in early childhood due to lack of nutrition can have adverse effects that continue throughout life and even pass on to the next generation. Stunting from poor diets and illness reduces the chances of success in school, of earning an optimal adult income, and generally of living a healthy and productive life. Stunting in South Africa is estimated to cost the economy R80 billion rand, but The Thoughtful Path's infant nutrition and food garden programmes are working to reverse this trend in Munsieville. Find out more and support our work at

Paul Brooks