2.2.2 Prevalence of Malnutrition
A child that is either underweight (wasted) or overweight is considered malnourished.
A child is defined as wasted if their weight-for-height is more than 2 standard deviations below the median value of the WHO Child Growth Standards.
A child is defined as overweight if their weight-for-height is more than 2 standard deviations above the median value of the WHO Child Growth Standards.
UNICEF, WHO, World Bank: Joint child malnutrition estimates (JME). Retrieved from “https://www.who.int/nutgrowthdb/estimates/en/“
2.2.2 Prevalence of Malnutrition in the Sustainable Development Goals
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2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment.
Right now, our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded. Climate change is putting even more pressure on the resources we depend on, increasing risks associated with disasters such as droughts and floods. Many rural women and men can no longer make ends meet on their land, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.
A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 815 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050.
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
Related 2.2.2 Prevalence of Malnutrition Targets
By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons