Re: The e-Consultation on Hunger, Food and Nutrition Security

Ariella Rojhani NCD Alliance, United States of America
9-01-2013

We are currently facing a triple burden of malnutrition: under-nutrition, micronutrient deficiency, and overnutrition/overconsumption, often within the same countries, communities and households.

The triple burden of malnutrition is symptomatic of underlying problems: poverty, inequalities and dysfunctional food systems. 

A single focus on undernutrition is insufficient to address either the range of nutritional problems affecting every country in the world, or the oncoming tsunami of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, asthma and other NCDS linked to overweight/obesity.