Early Childhood Development(ECD)

Nutrition central to the ECD Agenda

Chantell Witten offered the ECD CoP members powerful facts around the detrimental affects of the lack of good nutrition, particularly within the first 1000 days. Through the presentation, CoP members learned that early stimulation efforts become meaningless when children become stunted due to lack of good nutrition. Her presentation also outlined the importance of breastfeeding and how it can play a role in reducing stunting. She also encouraged the ECD community to play a role in centralising Nutrition within the ECD agenda through their access to children and caregivers.