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Topic A: Tackling the global issue of child malnutrition through social reform, food production and distribution of lunch

Malnutrition is the outcome of a poor diet. It can either be the result of a low calorie and protein diet, or due to an unbalanced nutrition with an excess of fats and refined carbohydrates. Poor nutrition in the early stages of life can lead to lower educational achievements and a feeble health throughout adulthood. It can lock children into poverty. Tackling child malnutrition should be a priority for our society. Nevertheless, the current level of resources invested in addressing hunger and malnutrition are far from adequate. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated in 2009 that more than 1 billion people were hungry; six million children died of hunger every year – 17,000 every day. There are many socioeconomic, as well as cultural factors that can increase the probability of having a poor diet: poverty, illiteracy, a poor sanitary environment, the way food is prepared, among many others. Only through a proper diagnosis, a correct treatment a...