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How forests improve kids' diets


August 15, 2018

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A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition when they live near forests. The results turn on its head the assumption that improving nutrition in poorer countries requires clearing forests for more farmland and instead, suggest that forest conservation could be an important tool to improve the nutrition of children. Full Story

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