Children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition when they live near forests, according to new UVM research in ABC News, UPI, Huffington Post, and others.

The study, published in Science Advances, found that children who live close to forests have at least 25% greater diversity in their diets compared to children who live farther away from forests.

“The data show that forests are more than simply correlated with improvements in people’s diets,” says Gund Institute for the Environment postdoctoral associate Ranaivo Rasolofoson of UVM’s Rubsentein School of Environment and Natural Resources. “We show that forests cause these improvements.”

Other mentions include: EcoWatch, Global Landscapes Forum, Nation of Change, and more.


Kyra Chevalier