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Hunger and Malnutrition Webquest Hunger Week 2008 St. theresa school NEXT
<ul><li>Malnutrition is a medical condition caused by an improper or insufficient diet.   </li></ul><ul><li>TWO TYPES: </l...
Malnutrition   examples <ul><li>Undernutrition  is associated with extreme poverty in developing nations. It is often foun...
Malnutrition and Disease <ul><li>Undernutrition results: </li></ul><ul><li>Starvation </li></ul><ul><li>Scurvy (vitamin C)...
You do the math <ul><li>Using the website below: </li></ul><ul><li>Determine how many countries have at least 35% of their...
What in the world? <ul><li>…  is Plumpynet?  </li></ul><ul><li>…  is an RUF? </li></ul><ul><li>…  is  spirulina? </li></ul...
<ul><li>Take a quiz from one of the following places: </li></ul><ul><li>Or choose a subject, take a quiz, and earn rice fo...
Hunger in america <ul><li>Read the article about hunger here in the United States. Use the following chart and list 5 tota...
Learn more <ul><li>Learn 2 more facts about the following topics related to malnutrition and hunger: </li></ul><ul><li>The...
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  1. 1. Hunger and Malnutrition Webquest Hunger Week 2008 St. theresa school NEXT
  2. 2. <ul><li>Malnutrition is a medical condition caused by an improper or insufficient diet. </li></ul><ul><li>TWO TYPES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNDERNUTRITION: consumption, poor absorption, or excessive loss of nutrients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OVERNUTRITION: overeating or excessive intake of specific nutrients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNDERSTAND: both starvation and obesity are forms of malnutrition </li></ul></ul>Definition NEXT BACK
  3. 3. Malnutrition examples <ul><li>Undernutrition is associated with extreme poverty in developing nations. It is often found in countries with civil unrest, natural disasters, and famine. </li></ul><ul><li>Overnutrition occurs with inappropriate dieting, overeating, or the absence of a balanced diet in developed countries. </li></ul>http:// en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malnutrition NEXT BACK
  4. 4. Malnutrition and Disease <ul><li>Undernutrition results: </li></ul><ul><li>Starvation </li></ul><ul><li>Scurvy (vitamin C) </li></ul><ul><li>PEM (protein-energy malnutrition) </li></ul><ul><li>Micronutrient malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Stunted growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced intelligence / cognitive abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced sociability </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced leadership and assertiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Lethargy </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced muscle growth and strength </li></ul><ul><li>Skin diseases, including loss of cuticles and skin “peeling” </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary organ shut-down </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced ability to fight disease </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Anorexia </li></ul><ul><li>Overnutrition results: </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Type-II diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>Liver disease </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney failure </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>mineral or vitamin poisoning </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional imbalances </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary organ shut-down </li></ul><ul><li>Kidney Failure </li></ul><ul><li>Skin disorders (peeling, discoloration) </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep apnea </li></ul><ul><li>Osteoarthritis </li></ul>NEXT BACK
  5. 5. You do the math <ul><li>Using the website below: </li></ul><ul><li>Determine how many countries have at least 35% of their population chronically undernourished. Where are all of these countries located, and how is this important? </li></ul><ul><li>What area of the world has the lowest percentage of undernourished people? Why do you think this is? </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Percentage_population_undernourished_world_map.PNG NEXT BACK
  6. 6. What in the world? <ul><li>… is Plumpynet? </li></ul><ul><li>… is an RUF? </li></ul><ul><li>… is spirulina? </li></ul>http:// www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/19/60minutes/main3386661.shtml http://www.islamonline.net/english/Science/2003/10/article15.shtml http:// www.doctorswithoutborders.org /news/malnutrition/ NEXT BACK
  7. 7. <ul><li>Take a quiz from one of the following places: </li></ul><ul><li>Or choose a subject, take a quiz, and earn rice for people in developing countries: </li></ul>Show what you know http:// www.endhunger.org/hunger_quiz.htm http://www.care.org/campaigns/world-hunger/quiz/quiz.asp http:// www.worldlegacy.org/HungerQuiz.htm http:// www.hungerbanquet.org/page.php?id = hunger_quiz http://www.freerice.com NEXT BACK
  8. 8. Hunger in america <ul><li>Read the article about hunger here in the United States. Use the following chart and list 5 total states with percentages of hunger that are: </li></ul><ul><li>In the Northeast </li></ul><ul><li>In the Southeast </li></ul><ul><li>In the Midwest </li></ul><ul><li>In the Northwest </li></ul><ul><li>In the Southwest </li></ul>http:// www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-11-15-hungrykids_n.htm?loc= interstitialskip NEXT BACK
  9. 9. Learn more <ul><li>Learn 2 more facts about the following topics related to malnutrition and hunger: </li></ul><ul><li>The Politics of Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Malnutrition and dehydration </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic hunger and obesity epidemic </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger and disease </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger and nutrient deficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Food security </li></ul><ul><li>Biology of malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle of poverty and malnutrition </li></ul>http:// www.google.com http://www.wikipedia.com http:// www.yahoo.com http:// www.dogpile.com http:// www.live.com BACK

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