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1 Global Issue: World Hunger Through the Eyes of a Nutritionist – Alisha Farjami

2 Is Kwashiorkor a problem for children around the world?

3 Kwashiorkor (5 W’s) What is it? Deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, results in protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) or protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). Literal translation, first-second Children lack daily energy and body doesn’t function properly; become very ill or die Other symptoms include: dermatitis (skin disease), changes in pigmentation, hair discoloration and thinning are all seen frequently Full growth will never be achieved May leave children w/ mental and physical disabilities

4 Kwashiorkor (5 W’s) cont’d Where does it take place? Occurs in areas of famine, limited food supply, and low levels of education which leads to improper knowledge of proper diet (underdeveloped/ third world countries) Also in areas where dietary amino acid content is low When was it discovered? 1935 by Cicley D. Williams

5 Kwashiorkor (5 W’s) cont’d Who does it affect? mainly young children Why does it happen? Lack of essential vitamins and proteins

6 Nutritionist’s Position on the Problem/ Issue To educate people in these countries about their dietary problems and to inform people to help those countries Prescribe doses of carbs, fats, and proteins Restoration of fluid and electrolytes; oral feeding and food being introduced slowly Carbs provided first, then high quality protein foods, and protein-calorie supplements Antibiotics for infections

7 Statistics 1990s: study on Kwashiorkor Number of studies: 6 Percentage of deaths: 24.0 (6.7-50.0) Has a high case-fatality rate in many places, and it is still true that most children die after initiation of treatment More recent info of mortality rate from Kwashiorkor around the world: mortality-kwashiorkor&b_map=1 mortality-kwashiorkor&b_map=1

8 Kwashiorkor video

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