1.9 in 10 children do not have 5 fruit and veg a day:

a. Poh K et al. Nutritional status, dietary intake patterns and nutrition knowledge of children aged 5-6 years attending kindergartens in the KlangValley, Malaysia. MalJNutr. 18(2): 2012;231-242.

2. 1 in 5 children suffer from iron deficiency anemia

a.MOH website. http://www.moh.gov.my/images/gallery/rni/15_chat.pdf. Accessed February 21, 2012.

3. 1 in 3 children (4-6) has less than recommended intake of calcium

a. Aziz MFA, Devi MN. Asian J Clinical Nutr. 2012:4(4):116-31

4. 10-15% child obesity in urban areas:

a. Khor GL. Micronutrient deficiency and its alleviation:The case of Malaysia. AsiaPacificJClinNutr. (2002) 11(Suppl.): S377–S381

5. 15.8% have stunted growth

a. Khambalia AZ, Lim SS, GillT, Bulgiba AM. Prevalence and sociodemographic factors of malnutrition among children in Malaysia. FoodNutrBull. 2012;33(1):31-42.

6. 13.2% are underweight:

a. Khambalia AZ, Lim SS, GillT, Bulgiba AM. Prevalence and sociodemographic factors of malnutrition among children in Malaysia. FoodNutrBull. 2012;33(1):31-42.