Monday, August 17, 2009

Food 4 Africa


7 Facts of malnutrition and starvation:

  • 1 in 10 Infants die within the first 12 months of life
  • 1 in 5 children suffer from chronic malnutrition
  • More than 12 cases a month of Marasmus or Kwashiorkor are seen in one
    clinic in Alexander
  • 1 in 10 children suffers from severe malnutrition
  • 50% of children have a calcium, iron and zinc deficiency
  • 75% of South Africans, have inadequate access to food
  • More than 1 in 5 children are physically stunted due to malnutrition.
*learned about this in Instyle- Paul Mitchell products supports this organization