from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inadequate nutrition resulting from lack of food or failure of the body to absorb or assimilate nutrients properly.
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- n. Inadequate nutrition, either due to a lack of food, or to the inability of the body to absorb its nutrients
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Incomplete or imperfect nutrition.
- n. An economic condition in society in which large numbers of individuals are insufficiently fed. It is estimated that in the United States as many as 10, 000, 000 persons, though not technically paupers, are inadequately nourished.
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MALNUTRITION–This can also be called undernutrition or poor nutrition.
[chuckles] that with the so-called undernutrition diet -- that is, based on concepts other that those of the diet recommended in the developed world -- human life expectancy is considerably increased.
Access to sanitation also significantly reduces other leading causes of child deaths, such as undernutrition and pneumonia.
Official surveys of nutritional intakes and outcomes indicate that undernutrition is much more widespread than income poverty, however defined.
Globally, we know that about 200 million suffer from chronic undernutrition.
And every year we see that undernutrition can cost up to three and a half million child deaths.
She was also awarded an MSc degree in Medical Anthropology from the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford University for work done there on the impact of poverty, undernutrition, and infections on children in sub-Saharan Africa.
But committing to fight undernutrition while continuing to send sub standards food makes no sense, and brings us no closer to tackling malnutrition.
World leaders once more committed to fight undernutrition at the United Nations summit on Millennium Development Goals last month.
"Yet most infants and young children continue to be exposed to undernutrition and remain beyond the reach of public intervention."