HungerFree: 10 surprising facts about hunger

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HungerFree: 10 surprising facts about hunger
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:28:26 AM »

    Hunger is the world’s number one health risk; it kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. (World Food Program)

    Some 925 million people are malnourished in the world today. (World Food Program)

    One in seven people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight. (World Food Program)

    Children whose development is stunted by hunger and malnutrition lose 5 to 10 percent in lifetime earnings. (World Food Program)

    If we spent U.S. $11.8 billion a year, we could reach 90 percent of stunted children in the 36 highest-burdened countries. This would cost less than the $13.6 billion U.S. consumers spend per year on potato and tortilla chips. (World Vision Child Health Now report)

    Worldwide, 115 million children under the age of 5 are underweight. (World Health Organization)

    Asia and the Pacific region is home to over half the world’s population — and nearly two-thirds of the world’s hungry people. (Food and Agriculture Organization)

    Supplementation with vitamins can reduce risk of child mortality from all causes by 23 percent. (2009 UNICEF report: Tracking Progress on Child and Maternal Nutrition)

    Iron deficiency is the most prevalent form of malnutrition worldwide, affecting an estimated 2 billion people. Eradicating iron deficiency can improve national productivity levels by as much as 20 percent. (World Health Organization)

    Some 1 million babies’ lives could be saved if all mothers were encouraged and supported to exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of life. (World Vision Child Health Now report)

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Re: HungerFree: 10 surprising facts about hunger
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 03:35:15 PM »
interesting information
Effat Ara Jahan
Sr. Lecturer
Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences