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How forests improve kids' diets
August 15, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition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
University of Vermont
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