In 2018, UNICEF has reported that children living in low-cost housing in Kuala Lumpur had higher poverty and malnutrition rates compared to the national and KL average. • These children suffer impaired growth and development at about 22%, which is two times higher than the national average. • The UNICEF report highlighted some relevant solutions such as executing policies that promote easy access towards nutritious food; a strict regulation of food sold at schools and taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. Children living in low-cost housing area in Kuala Lumpur did not meet the recommended daily intake of vitamin D, 15 μg/day (600 IU/day) [UNICEF Report, 2018). Poverty, obesity, and lifestyle behaviours are the most associated factors of nutrition eficiency particularly vitamin D among urban-living children in Malaysia. Risk of non-communicable disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and rickets, stunted in children. Hence, vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption from food to gain strong and healthy bones and teeth. An initiative needs to be taken to develop and supply sufficient nutrition and energy to boost the body growth and brain development of the potential target populations.
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