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noun as in poor nutrition

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We want that whole spectrum in our toolkit so that we can go and offer solutions wherever we go, in Madagascar and across Africa—wherever you have poverty combined with malnutrition and biodiversity issues.

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She said more children are suffering from malnutrition because they are not receiving the nutritionally balanced meals at schools.

Rates of poverty, malnutrition and childhood mortality are going up for the first time in years.

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According to her notes, she told the family Johnson’s prognosis was “poor” and they discussed what would be best for her in light of her “dementia, renal failure, respiratory failure, and malnutrition.”

Lillian wanted to do something to help curb malnutrition on a grander scale.

“One-third of South Asians and more than half of all Sub-Saharan Africans suffer from malnutrition or undernutrition,” he writes.

Figueroa told The Daily Beast that her husband indeed was stabbed and he is also anemic from malnutrition.

While food is distributed to families, children living on the UN base in Bentiu continue to struggle with malnutrition.

For children on the brink of severe malnutrition, diarrhea can be the trigger that pushes them over the edge.

A nation that not 20 years ago was struggling with malnutrition, Brazil is now waging an all-too-familiar battle of the bulge.

The occupants were all suffering from malnutrition, and there was a great deal of starvation in the town.

The half brute of the London slums had not food enough when a child, and malnutrition is deadly.

The underfed workman does not ask for a tonic, but for better economic conditions which shall prevent malnutrition.

However, they could have died from malnutrition and been eaten as carrion.

It is half what ails folks, that so many of them have no children in their lives and it affects them like malnutrition.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to malnutrition, such as: hunger, starvation, bulimia, malnourishment, undernourishment, and anorexia nervosa.

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