On Tuesday the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed that a stark proportion of the world’s children are not receiving adequate nutrition, with half of all children under-five lacking essential vitamins and nutrients in their diets for proper development.
The agency’s Senior Advisor for Infant and Young Child Nutrition, France Begin, says the figures from UNICEF’s most comprehensive report on the issue in 20 years, demonstrate a need for families and children to “demand nutritious food.”
Malnourishment has been described as a “triple burden” by UNICEF, encompassing undernutrition, being overweight, and nutrient deficiencies or “hidden hunger.”
Ms. Begin spoke with UN News’s Natalie Hutchison about how a changing world is transforming the issue of, and solutions to, broken food systems.