Global Child Nutrition Statistics

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Global Malnutrition

88% – Percentage of countries facing a serious burden of either two or three forms of malnutrition

2 billion – Number of people lacking key micronutrients like iron and vitamin A 

155 million – Number of children with stunting
52 million – Number of children with wasting

Global Overweight and Obesity

41 million – Number of children overweight
2 billion – Number of adults overweight or obese

Source: The Global Nutrition Report