"In Egypt under 5 percent of the population are considered undernourished. The FAO reports that 60 percent of women and 25 percent of men are obese."
(FAO’s 2015 report on food security)
A closer look at the situation in Egypt reveals significant issues. According to the FAO and UNICEF, between 21 and 30 percent of Egyptian children under the age of 5 are stunted, and 40 percent of children under 18 months and 27 percent of children under 5 years old are anemic.
So what are people eating – or not eating – that is causing this double burden of obesity and malnutrition? One of the biggest issues is the quality and safety of healthier food choices.
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