Q: Why does child malnutrition matter? How and why does this still happen today?
A: Child malnutrition matters because it hurts their cognitive functions and contributes to poverty by impeding people’s ability to lead productive lives. Poverty is the leading cause of hunger, but poverty also results from hunger, in a cyclical relationship. In spite of the importance of childhood nutrition and significant progress in the last 25 years, global childhood hunger is still rampant. Please see the Cycle of Hunger info graphic #3 (right) above and The Poverty Cycle graphic below.