Close to 800 million people – 20% of all people in the developing world.
Malnutrition: casting long shadows
As a result:
• Malnutrition kills, maims, cripples and blinds on a massive scale worldwide.
• Malnutrition affects one in every three people worldwide, afflicting all age groups
and populations, especially the poor and vulnerable.
• Malnutrition plays a major role in half of the 10.4 million annual child deaths in
the developing world; it continues to be a cause and consequence of disease and
disability in the children who survive.
• Malnutrition is not only medical; it is also a social disorder rooted in poverty and
• Malnutrition has economic ripple effects that can jeopardize development.
Causes of Malnutrition
Inadequate dietary intake Disesase
Political and Economical powers
2. Inadequate Food/
4. Sickness and
loss of livelihoods
•In India , Poor people may eat & absorb
too little nutritious food, making them
• Inadequate or inappropriate food leads
to stunted development, premature death.
• Disease decreases people’s ability to
cultivate or purchase nutritious foods.
• The downward spiral of poverty and
illness can end in death. And
indevelopement of country
• Nutrient-deficient diets provoke health
problems; malnutrition increases
susceptibility to disease.
... and the cycle
4. Better quality
Making the most of
opportunities for better health
Turning the tide of malnutrition
Combating Vitamin A, Iodine, Iron deficiency
Developing effective food and nutrition
policies and programmes
Guiding food aid for development
Controlling the global obesity epidemic
Promoting proper feeding for infants
and young children
Protecting nutrition in emergencies
Quality & Quantity
Hunger & Poverty
Turning The Tide
Quality,Quantity,Nutrition of food
Health & Nourishment
Efficiency & Power
Generating the requisite political will, developing realistic policies and taking
concerted actions nationally and internationally.
• mainstream nutrition goals into development policies and
• improve household food and nutrition security,
• protect consumers through improved food quality and safety,
• prevent and manage infectious diseases,
• promote breastfeeding,
• care for the socioeconomically deprived and nutritionally
• prevent and control specific micronutrient deficiencies,
• promote appropriate diets and healthy lifestyles, and
• assess, analyse and monitor nutrition situations.
Advanced & Modern
Making healthy choices easy
Improper Nursing. Baby friendly Hospitals.
Provision of manuals and
guidelines on managing
nutrition in major emergencies
Poor bypassed by more
Promoting self-reliance &
awareness , govt. policies
Managing severe malnutrition
Percentage of population affected by undernutrition by country, according to United Nations
• Awaring the farmers about the concept of privatization in
• Good grip of government on officials and service distributers.
• Government should start policies and programmes without
middleman with WHO,UNICEF.
• Aware the people by companions and rallies on malnutrition.
• Advertisement of policies and programmes on media.
• Tie-ups with industries related to agriculture.
• Involving NGOs and industrialists in the policies.
• Agreements and deals with Agricultural MNCs.
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2012). Retrieved 2009-11-26.
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• Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Volume 25, Number 1, Supplement 1, March 2004