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The Effect of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition on Children's Health During the Critical Period of Development

Date

April 2021

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Online

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Food insecurity is an increasing nationwide problem which affects a disproportionate number of families. The most vulnerable victims of food insecurity are children in the critical period of development. This stage of human growth, which spans from in-utero through the age of two, involves integral brain growth and development (Chilton et al., 2007). Nutritional deficits and environmental circumstances raise the likelihood of long term physical and cognitive impairments. These destructive outcomes are directly linked to maternal and fetal undernourishment induced by food insecurity. In order to avert these highly preventable outcomes, it is imperative to comprehensively address the consequences of food insecurity. One potential approach involves relying on active community mobilization and participation to establish a reliable system of subsidies and education. A holistic method has the potential to reduce household food insecurity and break the cycle of malnutrition in order to ensure the dignified protection of valuable lives.

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The Effect of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition on Children's Health During the Critical Period of Development

Online

Food insecurity is an increasing nationwide problem which affects a disproportionate number of families. The most vulnerable victims of food insecurity are children in the critical period of development. This stage of human growth, which spans from in-utero through the age of two, involves integral brain growth and development (Chilton et al., 2007). Nutritional deficits and environmental circumstances raise the likelihood of long term physical and cognitive impairments. These destructive outcomes are directly linked to maternal and fetal undernourishment induced by food insecurity. In order to avert these highly preventable outcomes, it is imperative to comprehensively address the consequences of food insecurity. One potential approach involves relying on active community mobilization and participation to establish a reliable system of subsidies and education. A holistic method has the potential to reduce household food insecurity and break the cycle of malnutrition in order to ensure the dignified protection of valuable lives.