The Nutrition Transformation: From Undernutrition to Obesity

  • Pingali P
  • Aiyar A
  • Abraham M
  • et al.
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Over the last three decades, policy interventions have resulted in a decrease in undernourishment by at least ten percentage points. However, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency remain a critical public health challenge, especially in less developed states, while the number of overweight individuals has increased drastically in more developed states over the same period. This increase in the triple burden of malnutrition is a matter of great concern due to its impacts on health and welfare. In this chapter, we present evidence that diversifying diets and increasing income is vital for reducing all types of malnutrition. Within households, improving education and information, behavior change, empowering women and improving access to water, sanitation and health infrastructure are essential to tackle undernutrition, hidden hunger and obesity.




Pingali, P., Aiyar, A., Abraham, M., & Rahman, A. (2019). The Nutrition Transformation: From Undernutrition to Obesity (pp. 93–133).

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