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Soap opera puts stunting in the spotlight

Soap opera puts stunting in the spotlight


A television soap opera is teaching parents in Laos how to protect their children from stunting.

Chronic under-nutrition is a major issue in the Asian country, resulting in half the children there being too short for their age.

The soap opera was developed through a project by the government and the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Christopher Larsen reports on how it is providing villagers with food for thought.

Duration: 4’04”

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Villagers in Laos watching 'My Happy Family,' a soap opera that teaches proper nutrition. (Screen grab from IFAD TV)