6.6.5  Intergenerational cycle of malnutrition

As you read earlier, malnutrition has an intergenerational cycle. A malnourished mother will give birth to a low birth weight baby; the low birth weight baby will grow as a malnourished child, then to a malnourished teenager, then to a malnourished pregnant woman, and so the cycle continues. This is illustrated in Figure 6.7.

Intergenerational cycle of malnutrition
Figure 6.7  Intergenerational cycle of malnutrition.

6.6.4  Poverty perpetuation (a vicious circle)

6.7  Strategies to promote proper nutrition in a community