Poor nutrition makes 200 million children around the world sick

Around 200 million children worldwide, according to a report by the UN children’s Fund Unicef because of too little or the wrong food sick.

Text Panel, Henrietta Fore, Unicef Head:

“In spite of all the technological, cultural and social progress in the past decades, we have lost the fundamental fact from the eyes. If children eat poorly, live poorly.” said Unicef Director Henrietta Fore.

Worldwide, almost 150 million children were, according to the report, in their development stunted or short for their age. And 50 million children are weak or too thin for their size. 340 million children would also not be sufficient vitamins or nutrients, and 40 million children were overweight.

Unicef calls for governments and manufacturers to, among other things, more education about healthy nutrition.