10 Facts about Malnutrition

10 Facts about Malnutrition

  1. Hunger and malnutrition usually go hand-in-hand. However, there is no guarantee that an abundance of food will stamp out malnutrition.
  2. The cost of malnutrition is close to 5% of the world’s GDP.
  3. According to the World Health Organization, malnutrition affects one in three people worldwide.
  4. There are different categories of malnutrition. Secondary malnutrition, Over-nutrition, and U
  5. Malnutrition is not only related to food. It is a more complex interaction between the foods consumed, the state of health and the physical environment.
  6. Malnutrition can begin as early as conception.
  7. Child malnutrition is a widespread issue. UNICEF estimates that nearly 195 million children are malnourished worldwide.
  8. On average, adults who were malnourished as children will earn at least 20% less than those who weren’t.
  9. The first two years of a child’s life are critical for preventing malnutrition. Sustaining the quality and quantity of a child’s diet during this period can prevent future problems.
  10. Action Against Hunger tackles malnutrition using an integrated nutrition strategy

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