El Salvador

The nutritional health of the population of El Salvador shows that national food and nutrition security have been at risk for some time.

The recent health Survey of 2008 indicates that 19% of children between 3 and 59 months of age have low height for their age; 19.2% children under 5 are chronically undernourished; 40% children from 6 to 11 months have anemia (the main nutrient deficiency) and 17.2% pregnant women suffer anemia at the end of their pregnancy.