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Today, malnutrition is one of the severe crises in world. As per several statistical reports it affects not less than one in four children around the world. Indeed, it is a major killer of children every hour of every day. Chronic malnutrition is more lethal and more extensive than short term acute malnutrition.
Malnutrition is a broad terminology which refers to both under nutrition and over nutrition. Individuals are identified as malnourished (under nutrition) if their diet does not provide them with adequate calories. On other hand, people are also malnourished or suffer from over nutrition if they consume too many calories. Malnutrition can also be defined as insufficient, excessive and imbalanced consumption of nutrients. Poor diet results in to sub nutrition where as excessive calorie intake in diet leads to over nutrition-both are because of imbalance of nutrition and calorie in diet.

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Malnutrition is directly associated with mortality and morbidity resulted from diseases including diarrhea, malaria, and other communicable diseases which can be otherwise controlled with strong immunity.
Though, malnutrition can be easily treated with supportive nutrition balance and drug regimen, but major challenge is to identify and reach to the malnourished child on time. It is always better to fortify them with required nutrition to avoid future chances of malnutrition. Our efforts should target to make them nutritionally fit.

Today, malnutrition is one of the severe crises in world. As per several statistical reports it affects not less than one in four children around the world. Indeed, it is a major killer of children every hour of every day. Chronic malnutrition is more lethal and more extensive than short term acute malnutrition.

Malnutrition is a broad terminology which refers to both under nutrition and over nutrition. Individuals are identified as malnourished (under nutrition) if their diet does not provide them with adequate calories. On other hand, people are also malnourished or suffer from over nutrition if they consume too many calories. Malnutrition can also be defined as insufficient, excessive and imbalanced consumption of nutrients. Poor diet results in to sub nutrition where as excessive calorie intake in diet leads to over nutrition-both are because of imbalance of nutrition and calorie in diet.

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Our efforts should target to make them nutritionally fit. Spirulina is well known blue-green algae with heavily loaded micro nutrients required for human body. Spirulina is categorized as super food and recommended by WHO and NASA. Researchers have proved that daily intake of 1-3 gm Spirulina powder can help in maintaining nutritional fitness in human body. Spirulina contains iron, protein, carbohydrate vitamins, magnesium, potassium, manganese in required amount for human body. A tablespoon of spirulina contains a small amount of fat (around 1 gram), including both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in about a 1.5:1 ratio. It is a single most nutritious food on the planet. The quality of the protein in Spirulina is considered excellent, comparable to eggs. It contains all the essential amino acids that human body need. Spirulina is good source of protein: gram per gram more so than beef, poultry, fish, and soybeans Research supports that, Spirulina also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; it modulates immune response, which would help in fighting against communicable diseases. Cultivation of Spirulina is very economical and does not involve any technical expertise. It can be grown at home for personal use. These evidences can support use of Spirulina in treatment of malnutrition, indeed- helps in avoidance of condition of malnutrition.

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Caradora Hunger Project

World Health Organisation reports that malnutrition- particularly sub nutrition is the largest contributor to child mortality. It also reports that absence of Vitamin A, Zinc and other micro nutrients during pregnancy leads to underweight births, it also leads to intrauterine growth restrictions. Research supports that, malnourished children usually face health and educational problems in their adulthood. Malnourished children tends to become adults who have smaller (underdeveloped) babies. Malnutrition is directly associated with mortality and morbidity resulted from diseases including diarrhea, malaria, and other communicable diseases which can be otherwise controlled with strong immunity.Though, malnutrition can be easily treated with supportive nutrition balance and drug regimen, but major challenge is to identify and reach to the malnourished child on time. It is always better to fortify them with required nutrition to avoid future chances of malnutrition.

Caradora Hunger Project
Caradora Hunger Project
Caradora Hunger Project
Caradora Hunger Project
Caradora Hunger Project