PRB Topic Feed: Nutrition/Topics/Nutrition.aspxStunting Limits Learning and Future Earnings of ChildrenIn 1990, about 40 percent of children under age 5 worldwide were moderately or severely stunted by malnutrition, according to a recent report issued jointly by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. By 2011, this share had decreased to 26 percent. But stunting still affects more than one in four children worldwide, a total of 165 million children in 2011.10/11/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/stunting-among-children.aspx8e3e22ca-7a22-43d0-ba13-06fa6d59c171Combating Malnutrition With More Than Income GrowthWorldwide, malnutrition contributes to 2.6 million child deaths each year, or more than one in three of all child deaths. While children living in poorer countries are more likely to be malnourished than children in wealthier countries, the proportion of children who are malnourished is not always associated with a country's economic status.08/30/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/malnutrition-income.aspx8d664e84-c098-42f0-9fda-9d51b0e1a6cbDarfur Highlights the Impact of Food Insecurity on WomenThe conflict in Darfur has killed as many as 50,000 people and displaced 1.2 million, but millions more, especially women, are threatened through malnutrition and starvation.09/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/DarfurHighlightstheImpactofFoodInsecurityonWomen.aspx8173cff5-2584-40f6-b400-5bcbd71c09d4Cambodia Falls Short of Early Childhood Nutrition GoalsIn Cambodia, only 11 percent of newborns are breastfed in the first hour of life, and about 1 in 4 during their first day of life. From the earliest stages of fetal development into adolescence, proper food and good nutrition are essential to survival, physical growth, mental development, productivity, health, and well-being. 01/13/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/CambodiaFallsShortofEarlyChildhoodNutritionGoals.aspx61086531-0b5f-47a8-bc5e-8884d2497790Rising Global Food Prices Threaten to Increase PovertyGlobal food prices have been on the rise, threatening to reach record levels. Growing world demand due to an increasing world population and shifting consumption patterns, and lower supplies partly due to bad weather.04/08/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/rising-global-food-prices.aspx522036eb-c05f-4db8-a023-33146d418966Obesity Creeping Up on Less Developed CountriesA silent epidemic of obesity-related diseases—among them, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and Type-II diabetes—is spreading rapidly across poor and middle-income countries, where such illnesses have been overshadowed by infectious diseases and under nutrition.10/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/ObesityCreepingUponLessDevelopedCountries.aspx1c59bf3c-f376-4737-95a8-b10193f98f31The Neglected Link Between Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity in Poor NeighborhoodsChildhood obesity is epidemic among racial and ethnic minority U.S. children, and tailoring public education messages and other efforts to promote healthy eating to reach low-income communities would more effectively address this epidemic. 07/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/TheNeglectedLinkFoodMarketingandChildhoodObesityinPoorNeighborhoods.aspxd1377c55-1b83-4211-ba31-40e7e9c6389dA Microfinance Network Fights Malnutrition in HaitiHaiti's largest microfinance organization, Fonkoze, connects clients with health services for their malnourished children. Affiliated women's groups are the leading edge in a new campaign to combat malnutrition.10/15/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/fonkozehaiti.aspxc6be9627-9228-4ea8-a77f-eb2543ace40dWill Rising Childhood Obesity Decrease U.S. Life Expectancy?A new study contends that rising childhood obesity rates will cut average U.S. life expectancy, but there is debate about the effects of obesity on mortality, and about the biological limits of a human lifespan.05/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/WillRisingChildhoodObesityDecreaseUSLifeExpectancy.aspx7fefcf10-1f19-4e1a-849c-fd3cd625b0b4Driving Up Demand for Health Services in Latin AmericaTo combat the cycle of poverty, over the past decade governments throughout Latin America have adopted a new approach: conditional cash transfers (CCTs). This strategy offers poor households cash in return for fulfilling specific requirements related to health, education, and nutrition.01/20/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/healthservices.aspx042be27c-233d-4cc4-8186-094260265078