World Food Day was this weekend. A few months ago, I wrote about how the erratic weather patterns (amongst other drivers) in Uganda were affecting the ability of many of the families in the village where I worked, to access food.
Entire families living off of mangoes for days (or weeks) at a time isn't a healthy way to live, even if you are technically getting enough calories per day so as not to be classified as acutely malnourished. The World Health Organization has specific requirements to what makes a child malnourished, which you can read about here, in this article from Action Against Hunger.
Here's a link to my blog post about being asked by one of the teachers at Nabwigulu what babies in Canada are most likely to die from, and my response: "Canadian babies don't die..."
I thought that I knew a lot about hunger in the world, but I was really surprised by some of the answers to the following quiz from Save the Children posted below--try it, and leave a comment with your results!