Nutrition Insecurity

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According to the World Health Organization, malnutrition is shortages, excesses or disproportions in a person’s intake of nutrients. It could also be referred to as when the body does not have adequate nutrients in food due to health problems such as diarrhea. This is a big issue developing nations where lack of clean water and poor sanitation are common. Millions of children are affected by poverty all over the world, and malnutrition has become a serious problem for many communities (Finn, 2014). In developing nations, many children do not have access to the well-balanced, nutritious food with the nutrients they need to develop properly. As a result, malnutrition can lead to health problems and even death. Food insecurity has currently become the main issue with malnutrition which is an indicator of either overnutrition or undernutrition especially among the vulnerable group of people (Ihab, A., Rohana, A., & Manan, W, 2015). Global forces could contribute to malnutrition such as environmental damage, advancement of technology, transportation of goods, multinational corporation, lack of health information and social awareness that can affect any child at any point in time as it remains a relevant risk factor for illness as well as death around the world (Muller & Krawinkel, 2005). Infant and children who experience nutrition insecurity may experience developmental delays, illness, and academic challenges (Finn, 2004). Therefore, it is important for the policymakers a well
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