10 Lines on Malnutrition

Health is the real wealth that is attained by eating nutritious food in our diet. A good diet means that it must be rich in carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, fats, minerals, and fiber. There are billions of people in different nations of the world who are devoid of good meals every day and are suffering from malnutrition(malnourishment). They eat whatever they get and sometimes they have to remain hungry. It is because they don’t have enough money to buy the foodstuff and vegetables. This situation is prevalent in both developed and developing nations.

10 Lines on Malnutrition/Malnourishment in English

There are sets of ten lines on Malnutrition provided below that contain information about malnutrition. I hope that you might love reading these points as they will be beneficial in enhancing your knowledge regarding the problem of malnutrition.


1) Malnutrition is the deficiency of nutrients in our body.

2) It may also be caused due to over intake of one nutrient.

3) There are two types of malnutrition; undernutrition and overnutrition.

4) Kwashiorkor and Marasmus are two serious malnutrition diseases.

5) Poverty and hike in prices are the main causes of malnutrition.

6) It weakens the immune system and increases the risk of infections.

7) Children, poor people, old age and pregnant women are more likely prone to malnutrition.  

8) The National Nutrition Mission (Poshan Abhiyaan), recently launched by the government to control malnutrition in India (2018).

9) It is the major cause of health-related deaths in India.

10) Malnutrition also affects the economy and development of the country.


1) Malnutrition is also caused due to the consumption of bad quality food.

2) Tiredness, undergrowth, unintentional weight loss, etc are some of its symptoms.

3) It affects physical as well as mental growth of the children.

4) Stunted growth, underweight, wasting are all results of malnutrition.

5) Presently, over 9.2 lakh children are suffering from malnutrition in India.

6) Malnourished individuals feel difficulty in mobility and carrying out their activities.

7) Distribution of free nutrient supplements could reduce the case of malnutrition.

8) Majority of pregnant women suffer malnutrition as the need for nutrients is high during pregnancy.

9) Some people suffer from malnutrition due to the improper knowledge of a healthy diet.

10) The Sustainable Development Goals also aims to reduce malnutrition from the country.

11) The effort on reducing poverty and spreading education can be helpful in eradicating malnutrition.

Poverty and hunger are the major reasons for causing malnutrition(malnourishment) in children and adults. Every day several people in the world sleep hungry without food. Many among them could somehow satisfy their hunger but that food is not healthy and thus causes obesity. ‘Zero hunger’, which is the second goal of the Sustainable Development Goal-2, has been targeted to be achieved by 2030. The achievement of this goal will itself help in eradicating malnutrition from the world. Moreover, sanitation, women’s status, and education of people must also be improved to get rid of these deficiency diseases from the world.

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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions on Malnourishment

Q.1 How many children die every year because of malnutrition?

Ans. UNICEF states that about 6 million children every year die because of malnutrition.

Q.2 Which malnutrition causes Kwashiorkor and Marasmus?

Ans. Protein-energy malnutrition causes Kwashiorkor and Marasmus.

Q.3 Who are the major sufferers of malnutrition in the world?

Ans. Women, children, infants, and adolescents are the major sufferers of malnutrition in the world.

Q.4 Which nation is most affected with the problem of hunger and malnutrition?

Ans. Chad, a country in Central Africa is the world’s most affected nation with the problem of hunger and malnutrition.