In one of our precedent posts: MALNUTRITION AND POVERTY: SITUATION – CAUSES; we stated that: “The global nutrition report released in June 2016, entitled: “From Promise to Impact – Ending malnutrition by 2030” aims to end malnutrition by 2030 as mentioned. To achieve that goal, every organization involved in a food and nutrition program must be taken into consideration for a fairer allocation of funds and other resources. It is not rare to meet hundreds of homeless in the big cities of the United States and everywhere in the world.” As aforementioned, the unfair allocation of resources plays an important role in food crises in the world.
Ruth lived in Liberia and was pregnant with her first child. Ruth had been anemic for all of her adult life, partly from hookworm infection and partly from not having enough iron-rich food in her diet. She also had no access during pregnancy to iron and folic acid tablets or to foods that were fortified with vitamins and minerals. Ruth went into labor one evening and delivered the baby with the help of a traditional birth attendant. After the baby was born, however, Ruth began to bleed severely. Her family was not able to get her to a hospital and Ruth died (Global Health 101 Second Edition; R. Skolnik: Chapter 8; Page 161)
The same author stated: “Nutritional status is fundamental to the growth of young children, their proper mental and physical development, and their health as adults. In addition, because of the impact of nutrition on health, nutritional status is intimately linked with whether children enroll in school, perform effectively while there, or complete their schooling. Nutritional status, therefore, has a profound effect on labor productivity and people’s prospects for earning income. Despite the importance of nutrition to health, an exceptional number of people in the world are malnourished.” In downtown Atlanta, there is innumerable homeless and other people in need. On December 24, 2016, and January 1st, 2017; Food For All provided free food and drink to hundreds of people in different places of Atlanta based on its values to Feed for Hope (see Gallery).
Selected Links Between Nutrition and the Health of Mothers and Children (R. Skolnik)
Good maternal nutrition is essential for good outcomes of pregnancy for the mother
Exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months promotes better health for infants than mixing breastfeeding with other foods during that period.
Nutritional deficits in fetuses and in children under 2 years of age may produce growth and development deficits in infants and young children that can be never overcome.
About 35 percent of all deaths in children under five years worldwide are associated with nutritional deficits.
Underweight and micronutrient deficiencies in children make those children more susceptible to illness, cause illnesses to last longer, and can lead to deaths from diarrhea, measles, pneumonia, and malaria that might have been preventable.
In 2015, 5.0 percent of U.S. households (6.3 million households) had very low food security, down from 5.6 percent in 2014. In this more severe range of food insecurity, the food intake of some household members was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted at times during the year due to limited resources (Coleman-Jensen 2016b).
Children were food insecure at times during the year in 7.8 percent of U.S. households with children (3.0 million households), down significantly from 9.4 percent in 2014. These 3.0 million households were unable at times during the year to provide adequate, nutritious food for their children While children are usually shielded by their parents, who go hungry themselves, from the disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake that characterize very low food security, both children and adults experienced instances of very low food security in 0.7 percent of households with children (274,000 households) in 2014 (Coleman-Jensen 2016b).
The prevalence of food insecurity varied considerably from state to state. Estimated prevalence of food insecurity in 2013-15 ranged from 8.5 percent in North Dakota to 20.8 percent in Mississippi. (Coleman-Jensen 2016b).
The allocation of funds to some governments to several developing countries can be qualified as a catastrophic since the funds never reaches the main targets (People in need), they are embezzled to other unknown destinations due to the bad governance. Partners involved in food security and nutrition issues should take into account the effort of NPOs like FOOD FOR ALL to provide helps that they deserve; allowing them to fully achieve their assigned objectives by targeting and reaching the real people in need in the United States and around the world.
FOOD FOR ALL is organized exclusively for charitable, education purposes.
The main objectives of FOOD FOR ALL are:
Provide food for all people in need in Marietta Georgia
Provide food for all people in need in Georgia
Export food for hunger people in sub-Saharan Africa
Help to educate people about food waste
Help to psychologically support parents in difficulty with their children.
The food insecurity is a real problem of public health in the world. Despite innumerable food programs worldwide, people continue to lose their lives due to the lack of food while the United States daily trashed tons of food around the countries.
FOOD FOR ALL (FFA) we FEED FOR HOPE
Mohamed Elmahady CAMARA