Hunger and Malnutrition - chronic malnutrition low...

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The terms hunger and malnutrition conjure up images of highly emaciated Third World children with bloated bellies, skinny arms, and protruding eyes. The problem of hunger is viewed as distant and remote, something which pertains mainly to the Southern Hemisphere. Hunger in America, however, often exhibits itself in more subtle ways. This ranges from eating once a day or skipping meals for several days, to
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Unformatted text preview: chronic malnutrition, low birth-weight babies, and high infant mortality rates. Crossing age, race, and gender lines, hunger in America affects children, the elderly, the unemployed and the underemployed, the homeless, the handicapped, and single-and dual-parent families. The single common thread connecting these diverse groups to the problem of hunger is poverty....
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