CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Hunger is still a major concern in health issues. Hunger causes malnutrition, malnutrition and others. Famine kills more people than TB, HIV / AIDS and Malaria. A quarter of children born in developing countries are underweight. Even the number of hungry people in the world exceeds the total population of US and European Union.
Meth does a lot of damage to your body, for example a destructive lifestyle, poor hygiene, sugary food and drinks, and lack of sleep. How meth can give you a destructive lifestyle is it starts with an “up” and is followed by an unpleasant “down” which can be avoided by taking more of the drug. The longer the “up” is maintained, the worse the “down” feels, and the harder the addict will go to take the drug just so they can keep their high. Meth gives you poor hygiene because it will eventually give you periodontal disease and you will start to develop plaque on your teeth and gum line. Now how sugary foods and drinks damages your body is once you have so much plaque built up it will soon cause tooth decay because of the amount of acid those sugary food and drinks have in them.
Being hungry is when you have a desire or a need for food. Have you ever felt that desire? Well, That 's how 795 million people feel everyday across the world meaning, one in every nine people are feeling that way. In many developing countries like sub-saharan Africa, where 23.2% of their population is hungry, or in South Asia where they have 281 million people who are hungry. Many of the people that are affected by world hunger are young kids.
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014).
The children of our nation are the future; however, America’s children are suffering. Child poverty, hunger and nutrition, and welfare are growing issues that need to be solved. The statistics provided in The State of America’s Children 2017 Report are eye-opening. Sadly, poverty is threatening America’s children. According to the State of America’s Children in the United States and Alabama 2017 Factsheets, 18 percent of the U.S.’s children were poor in 2016, and 25 percent of Alabama’s children were poor in 2016.
Zoe Dalessandri #4 Miss Roth English Period 4 H 22 March 2017 A Lifetime of Hunger The rare condition Prader Willi Syndrome affects 1 in 10,000 to 30,000 people worldwide. Although this is considered a rare condition it 's actually one of the main reasons there are so many obese people today. “PWS affects males and females in equal numbers and occurs in all ethnic groups and geographic regions in the world. Most estimates place the incidence between 1 in 10,000-30,000 individuals in the general population” (Butler n.p.). Prader Willi Syndrome was discovered in 1956 after Andrea Prader, Alexis Labhart, and Heinrich Willi noticed nine children with the same characteristics of PWS.
These families are also more likely to be exposed to illnesses, job loss, eviction, criminal victimization and family death. Children living in constant poverty also show the worst cognitive development, compared to children from higher socio-economic backgrounds ("Hunger and poverty", 2017). Moreover, children who grow up in poverty suffer more persistent, frequent and severe health problems than children who grow under better financial circumstances. Many infants who were born in families originally suffering from poverty have a low birth weight, which is related to many preventable physical and mental disabilities. They also have a have higher possibility of dying before their first birthday.
Kirkpatrick, Sharon I., Lynn McIntyre, and Melissa L. Potestio. "Child hunger and long-term adverse consequences for health." Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine 164.8 (2010): 754-762. Child hunger is a huge problem, and can have a huge consequence on your personal health. Sharon Kirkpatrick held a study to see how child hunger effects health later in life.
According to Northwest harvest organization 1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table and According to WA state department of health Among the 10th graders, 13% of them reported that their family skipped meals or reduced meal size in the past year due to lack of money. The Washington state department of health said that hunger causes negative health effects such as more frequent colds, ear infections, anemia, asthma, headaches, impaired cognitive functions and poorer academic achievement. Is it the only issue in our state? No, the hunger is one of the major issues in all of the 50 states in the United States of America. It is affecting adults and children.
Chronic hunger claims and affects many victims by famine each year. Women are more likely to be sick and have smaller babies that would die earlier, resulting in high levels of infant mortality. In areas where chronic hunger is a problem the communities are in a vicious cycle of malnutrition and death. Effects also include vulnerability to common illness, more than two million children die every year from dehydration caused by diarrhea. Malnourished children often lacks the strength to survive a severe case of diarrhea.