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Poverty and extremes in nutritional status of children


Banjari, Ines; Odobaša, Rajko
Poverty and extremes in nutritional status of children // Book of Proceedings - 27th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development / Bozina Beros, Marta ; Recker, Nicholas ; Kozina, Melita (ur.).
Varaždin: Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency, 2018. str. 537-545 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Poverty and extremes in nutritional status of children

Autori
Banjari, Ines ; Odobaša, Rajko

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
Book of Proceedings - 27th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development / Bozina Beros, Marta ; Recker, Nicholas ; Kozina, Melita - Varaždin : Varazdin Development and Entrepreneurship Agency, 2018, 537-545

Skup
27th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development

Mjesto i datum
Rim, Italija, 01-02.03.2018

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Child poverty, health consequences, social inequality, state of nourishment

Sažetak
Child poverty has the most severe consequences by far. It affects child’s nutritional and overall health status, and if prolonged affects health in adulthood, reduces quality of life and reduces life expectancy. About 385 million or 20% of children under the age of 18 worldwide live in poverty. Children from low- SES are more prone to extremes in the sense of their nutritional status, from undernourishment to obesity, along with the disturbances in all other health-related indicators. While the number of underweight children dropped, the number of overweight and obese children skyrocketed and projections for the near future are not bright. Health consequences and the quality of life of both underweight and obese children are immense, and extend far beyond individual, affecting the whole society. Yet, all extremes in nutritional status of children are related to inadequate intake of nutrients, i.e. unbalanced diet. Out of all nutrients, children are especially sensitive to insufficient dietary intake of iron because it directly affects normal growth and development. However, insufficient iron intake is usually discussed from the aspect of undeveloped or developing countries affected with food insecurity or famine but the issue of iron is global. Nowadays we are evidencing many nutritional deficiencies in well-developed countries, the ones that were once a “privilege” of undeveloped countries. The reason lies in the social inequality, which, among many other consequences, lead to increased number of working poor, more of the so called food deserts, etc. In the time of economic insecurity, and fall in SES highly nutritious foods are the first ones being cut from a diet. The aim of the paper is to describe detrimental effects of poverty on child’s health and development, and to propose a set of various economic, fiscal, social, educational and health measures to reduce consequences of high child poverty rates.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Nutricionizam, Ekonomija, Pravo



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Pravni fakultet, Osijek,
Prehrambeno-tehnološki fakultet, Osijek