If the child is well fed or not during the first years of life, can have a profound effect on their health and their ability to learn, communicate, think analytically, to socialize effectively and adapt to new environments and people.
Food is the basis for a good physical, mental and social development of children.
Good nutrition is the first line of defense against many childhood illnesses that can leave marks on the children for life.
Good nutrition and good health are directly connected through the lifetime, but the connection is even more vital during childhood. It is in this period that children can learn good habits at lunch in regard to the variety, flavor, etc..
The effects of malnutrition in early childhood (0 to 8 years) can be devastating and long lasting. May prevent behavioral and cognitive development, educational achievement and reproductive health, thus undermining the future productivity at work.