Trends Show Where to Focus on Hidden Hunger
There is a common condition that too often prevents children from growing to their full potential. From surviving to age 5. From learning well in school if they do survive, and from earning as much in adulthood as they otherwise might. A condition that stands in the way of achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It's micronutrient malnutrition.
Micronutrient malnutrition--a chronic lack of essential vitamins and minerals--weakens minds and bodies, sentencing survivors to a life of diminished cognitive and physical performance. Also known as hidden hunger, this form of malnutrition impacts 2 billion people worldwide, exacting a devastating health and economic toll.