Malnutrition

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Malnutrition is when a person does not get the nutrition they need to live. It is considered a more scientific and official term than starvation which has negative associations.

Malnutrition is not, however, simply not eating enough. Someone can be malnourished if they eat the wrong balance of foods. Malnutrition is one of the biggest problems in India because most of the people do not get the right amount of food to eat, hence increasing the death rate. This can be cured by eating a proper balanced diet. Children whose daily diet contains less carbohydrate and protein do not grow well. They do not gain weight. Their hands and legs appear as skin and bones. They cry all the time with hunger. They are not active and have sunken eyes. Such children often fall sick.

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