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Children’s health is rife with disparities

The last week of April is Every Kid Healthy Week, a time to promote children’s social-emotional, nutritional, and physical health. That means taking a closer look at the things kids need to grow up well and addressing the inequalities that exist in childcare and development. Food waste and food shortage are simultaneous issues affecting children worldwide, which is why McKinsey has been working with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) to deliver hundreds of millions of meals to families in need since the start of the pandemic. Want to help make every kid healthy? Check out these insights to learn how to repurpose food waste, tackle community hunger, and establish good social health every child, and explore a special collection on tackling food insecurity and hunger for more.

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