According to the World Health Organization the new poster children for malnourishment are the obese children of America and other modern countries. 1.4 to 1.6 billion overweight malnourished people in the world vs 1.0 to 1.2 billion starving malnourished. The paradox of the overfed and under nourished.
Malnutrition. It is indeed a stark global reality.
Both these groups on in danger. Unfortunately for the starving malnourished their lives are in danger this year and is why we must reach them. The overweight malnourished will not die this year. However, they are likely to die early and experience a compromised quality of life, unless they can change their habits as adults.
The World Health Organization says that overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight.