Every year over 15 Million children die of hunger.
“ Hunger” is defined as a condition in which people do not get enough food to provide the nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water) for active, healthy lives. Malnutrition is defined as a condition resulting from under nutrition or excessive consumption of one or more nutrients that can impair physical and mental health, and cause or by the consequence of infectious disease
The World Hunger Organization estimates that:
*1/3 of the world is well- fed
Three billion people in the world today are trying to survive just on U.S. $2 a day In the U.S. hunger and race are related In 2005 46% African American were chronically hungry 40% Latino children chronically hungry
Compared to 16% white children
One of twelve people worldwide is malnourished.
160 million children under 5 years of age are starving
Afghanistan, Africa, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Iraq, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Myanmar, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Sudan, and Thailand.
> For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for five years .
Factors contributing to the current Food crisis include: Rising demand for animal feed Political turmoil and conflict Severe global weather patterns
Poor environmental practices
*Reduced intelligence, anxiety, psychiatric issues, cognitive impairment *Visual disturbances Eyes need vitamin A: orange fruits and vegetables, dark green vegetables. *Bleeding gums/decaying teeth Teeth need calcium: low-fat dairy, leafy green vegetables.
Jonise Siméuse feeds her 1-year-old son, Peterson, spoonfuls of enriched porridge at a World Vision mothers club.
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