Nutrition is the foundation of health and development. Improving nutrition means strengthening the immunity of people of all ages, reducing their rate of disease and improving their health.
It is worth noting that healthy children learn better than others, and that healthy people increase their strength, productivity, and ability to break the cycle of poverty and unleash their full potential.
The world is currently facing growing threats to food security as a result of rising food prices and declining agricultural productivity, which may lead to undernutrition. There are, on the contrary, some population groups facing the increasing phenomenon of obesity.
This fact file explores the risks associated with malnutrition, nutrition across the life cycle, and approaches to improving nutritional health globally.