The child malnutrition problem

Child malnutrition PIC: DHAKATRIBUNE
Child malnutrition PIC: DHAKATRIBUNE

First things first: there are different types of malnutrition. There’s undernutrition, which is the inadequate consumption of nutrients, causing wasting and stunting; over nutrition, (you guessed it) the overconsumption of nutrients which can lead to obesity; and the inadequate consumption of specific nutrients which results in deficiency diseases such as diabetes.

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s my topic statement: Botswana has an under nutrition problem, specifically among children.

Don’t get me wrong, though; all forms of malnutrition exist in Botswana, as they do in many other countries, but under nutrition is at an alarmingly much greater rate.

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