Obesity does not always mean the person is well-nourished. It does mean the person is taking in more calories each day than their body can burn. Such is the case with the childhood obesity epidemic America. Eating too much junk food that is loaded with empty calories, packing on the pounds, but still undernourished.
Hidden hunger, aka micronutrient deficiency, children actually eat plenty of food, just not the right type of food to enable the body to grow and develop properly said Imaging Advantage. Developing and poverty-stricken countries have been well aware of this problem for years and have taken multiple steps to correct the childhood hunger problem, but America is lacking behind in admitting the problem and taking steps to fix the childhood problem.
We apparently (and wrongly) thought that if our babies and children were chubby, they were well-fed and healthy.
Over half of American children don’t get enough of vitamins D and E in their daily diet, while over one-fourth don’t get enough calcium, magnesium or vitamin A, those statistics are according to a recent Journal of Nutrition study.