Thursday, October 1, 2009

10 facts on nutrition

Nutrition is a foundation for health and development. Better nutrition means stronger immune systems, less illness and better health for people of all ages.

Healthy children learn better. Healthy people are stronger, more productive, and better able to break cycles of poverty and realize their full potential.

The world faces increasing threats to food security, as a result of rising food prices and less agricultural productivity, which could lead to undernutrition. Conversely, some populations are challenged with escalating obesity.

This fact file explores the risks posed by malnutrition, nutrition through the life cycle, and ways to improve global nutritional health.

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