Definition of Cost of malnutrition

Definition of Cost of malnutrition

The cost of malnutrition includes undernourishment and undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity. These impose high and, in some cases, rising economic and social costs in countries at all income levels. Different types of malnutrition may coexist within the same country, household, or individual, and their prevalence is changing rapidly along with changes in compositio and structure of food systems.