Category Archives: Hunger

The eNutrition Academy: Supporting Malnutrition Education Globally






doi: 10.3945/​an.115.010728 Adv Nutr January 2016 Adv Nutr vol. 7: 190-198, 2016 The eNutrition Academy: Supporting a New Generation of Nutritional Scientists around the World 1,2 Catherine Geissler3, Paul Amuna4, Kendra K Kattelmann5, Francis B Zotor6, and Sharon M Donovan7,* … Continue reading






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It might be healthier to eat when moderately hungry than when you’re not hungry






With the wide availability of convenient foods engineered for maximum tastiness- such as potato chips, chocolates, and bacon double cheeseburgers- in the modern food environment and with widespread advertising, the contemporary consumer is incessantly being bombarded with the temptation to … Continue reading






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How tasty forest foods can help solve the global hunger crisis






Dr Bhaskar Vira (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) is co-editor of the open access book Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes, which will be launched at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris next month. Writing in The … Continue reading






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5 Ways You Can Help the Hungry on Thanksgiving






For many families in the U.S., Thanksgiving means striking up the stove, cooking a turkey for hours on end, and setting the table for a day’s worth of plentiful feasting. But for one in seven Americans who struggle to put … Continue reading






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Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries






More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished, according to the first global estimate published online today in JAMA. These women tend to be the poorest and least educated members of society … Continue reading






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Hunger Makes You Crave More Than Food






Hunger is a part of daily life. Before each meal, it beckons us to the table and reminds us that our existence depends on putting food in our mouths. Hunger is so universal that a complete trilogy of young adult … Continue reading






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How farmers can sustainably, and affordably, meet humanity’s growing demand for food and fuel






Whether you have taken a side or a backseat in the discussion, the “food versus fuel” debate affects us all. Some say growing more biofuel crops today will decrease greenhouse gas emissions, but will make it harder to produce food … Continue reading






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Kale or steak? Change in diet key to U.N. plan to end hunger by 2030






ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In trendy, hipster London or New York, it’s all about juicing, vegan diets and snacking on kale crisps. Thousands of miles away, in Nairobi or Bogota, the middle classes are more likely to reach for … Continue reading






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Nutrient shortfalls are a serious and persistent health disparity: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved






Northridge, CA (September 2, 2015) - A study published Monday in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU) concludes that ethnicity is associated with nutrient shortfalls of important nutrients. This study compared usual intake for essential … Continue reading






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Malnutrition for humans possible if birds and bees disappear






(Reuters Health) - If all the birds, bugs, bees and other creatures that pollinate our food crops were to disappear from the planet, humans could face a sharp increase in malnutrition, disease and death in many parts of the world, … Continue reading






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Meat Food Waste has Greater Negative Environmental Impact Than Vegetable Waste






COLUMBIA, Mo. – Approximately 31 percent of food produced in the U.S., or 133 billion pounds of food worth $162 billion, was wasted in 2011 according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Now, University of Missouri researchers have … Continue reading






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Health care costs linked to hunger






Low-income people who struggle to put food on the table also use the health care system more, which means higher health care costs, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “We know that people who have … Continue reading






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Starvation effects may be handed down for generations






DURHAM, N.C. — Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in roundworms. The effects are what Duke University biologist Ryan Baugh terms a “bet-hedging strategy.” In nature, the worms live … Continue reading






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Malnutrition and obesity side by side within countries, says leading food expert






The world is entering an era of global food insecurity which is already leading to the “double burden” of both obesity and malnutrition occurring side by side within countries and even within the same families, a leading food expert has … Continue reading






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The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World






When the demographer Robert Malthus (1766–1834) famously outlined the brutal relationship between food and population, he never imagined the success of modern scientific agriculture. In the mid-twentieth century, an unprecedented agricultural advancement known as the Green Revolution brought hybrid seeds, … Continue reading






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New approach to childhood malnutrition may reduce relapses, deaths






Children treated for moderate acute malnutrition — a condition suffered by an estimated 35 million children worldwide — experience a disturbingly high rate of relapse and even death in the year following treatment and recovery. But without clear evidence that … Continue reading






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Children’s hunger born from mothers’ trauma






The roots of children’s hunger today may stretch back, in part, to the past childhood trauma of their caregivers. Evidence amassed over the past two decades has demonstrated that stress and deprivation during childhood have lifelong consequences on health, as … Continue reading






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Hunger affects decision making and perception of risk






Hungry people are often difficult to deal with. A good meal can affect more than our mood, it can also influence our willingness to take risks. This phenomenon is also apparent across a very diverse range of species in the … Continue reading






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