After all, when a low-income family is making choices between basics food and school tuition, paying for sanitation becomes another competing demand.
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It’s interesting how all of these issues are related. Poor sanitation not only leads to the spread of disease, it also leads to malnutrition because the body can’t properly absorb nutrients, which in turn leads to poor health and, among children in the classroom, an inability to stay focused and succeed.

Watch our very own “Nutrition Nerd” break down why sanitation and proper hygiene are so crucial to solving hunger: https://wfpusa.org/blog/nutrition-nerd-episode-2-water-and-sanitation