WHO and FAO announce Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)
“Better nutrition, better lives”
19-21 November 2014, Rome, Italy
What is hidden hunger?
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Hidden hunger is a lack of vitamins and minerals.
Hidden hunger occurs when the quality of food people eat does not meet their nutrient requirements, so the food is deficient in micronutrients such as the vitamins and minerals that they need for their growth and development.
2 billion people suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Women and children in families with low-income often don’t get enough vitamin a, iodine and iron, and sometimes other essential nutrients. this limits their growth, development, health and working capacity.
Ensuring people get vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients will helps prevent malnutrition.