A new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPAA new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPA
A new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPA

How diets full of ultra-processed foods are causing a malnutrition crisis among poor children

  • Unicef report finds half of world’s children under five suffers from hidden hunger caused by eating cheap, filling food that lacks essential nutrients
  • Many poor city children have either no healthy food options or an abundance of high-calorie, low-nutrient processed foods

Topic |   Wellness
A new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPAA new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPA
A new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPA
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