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Combatting Malnutrition

Indonesia has made signifcant strides in reducing its level of poverty, however stunting still affects some 36 percent of its children, says a 2015 Global Nutrition Report. Malnutrition—the cause of stunting—is common among communities living below the poverty line, particularly in remote areas. In East Nusa Tenggara, the province with…

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Kiddie Nutritious Food

FOR Yeny Sunaria Haning, corn starch is not just good for making porridge or as a thickening agent for food. Mixed with breast milk, maizena or cornstarch becomes a supplementary food ingredient to help babies gain weight. "But the milk and corn starch mixture must be consumed regularly," said Yeny,…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.