Channel NewsAsia: The burden of being young in Timor-Leste

December 12, 2016 — Channel NewsAsia features an interview with The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Timor-Leste Susan Marx:

There is also not enough “awareness of the importance of a balanced diet, particularly protein,” says Susan Marx, country representative of The Asia Foundation. “It’s not as simple as ‘people are poor and therefore they don’t eat well’. Timor-Leste did in the past grow a large number of crops that were higher in protein. Under Indonesian times, the shift to a rice-based diet happened and I think that’s part of the problem.”

Related locations: Timor-Leste

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