Malnutrition in Latin America

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Malnutrition in Latin America

Post  ebeli on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:15 pm

Hunger and malnutrition affect about 53 million of people from Latin America and the Caribbean. Almost 9 million of children under five suffer from malnutrition. Of the countries in the region, Guatemala is the country with the highest malnourished children with (49%), followed by Honduras (29%) and Bolivia (27%). Since the earthquake in Haiti, the country is considerate the poorest in nutrition of all the countries in the Caribbean and other countries of South America. Brazil and Mexico account for more than 40 percent of all cases of low height for age by its high population, but still is not high as the other countries. There is about 9 million children malnourished, there are 9 million more are at risk of malnutrition or have any signs of malnutrition, making a total of 18 million children who need immediate attention to prevent further problems in malnutrition, as death and health problems can causing there life Miserable. Of this total, 13 million are under 3 years of age. It is horrible kids of this ages with malnutrition, making there life complicate with health problems and suffering because they are hungry and not have food to eat. There is enough scientific evidence to show that malnutrition in children under three years would affect them negatively in there entire life. Children who are malnourished in their early years are at greatest risk of death during there childhood, and suffering and malnutrition throughout life. Malnutrition limits they are capable to learn and work in adulthood, Because They can get the money by working and be able to buy some food. Malnutrition has a negative impact on health, education and productivity of people and it does not give the countries of Latin America, the Opportunity to develop and progress to be a better country. There are many people in the world and there is little food to feed all of them. Many programs are helping kids with nutrition, so they can have a better life in the future.


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Re: Malnutrition in Latin America

Post  Nathan on Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:52 pm

What kills me is that we waste soo much food, and yet there are people who go days without food. Could you imagine if we stopped wasting food and the food that is not eaten was sent to these 3rd world countries, we could end world hunger!
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