Malnutrition is a condition which results due to the diet which is inadequate or excess than the basic nutrient requirement causing health problems. Malnutrition has become an urgent global health issue with under nutrition killing or disabling millions of children every year. Severe malnutrition accounts nearly 1 million deaths annually. Lot of theories has to be proposed to maintain food practices to avoid malnutrition. Parents should acquire knowledge in feeding their babies with balanced diet to avoid malnutrition. Studies said that girl child has been affected more than the boy child due to malnutrition.
- Micronutrient deficiencies