The Faces of Malnutrition

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    What do the faces of malnutrition look like? Let your students be the doctors and researchers as they identify the causes of the ailments that young people experience. The resources and case studies can be accessed online.


    Health, Nutrition

    Grade Level:


    Estimated Time:

    50 minutes

    Materials Needed:

    Student handout (optional), Student computers with Internet access


    • Students will understand that malnutrition presents in many different ways.
    • Students will know what Calories, macronutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, micronutrients, vitamins and minerals are.
    • Students will apply their knowledge of nutrition (Calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients) and deduce the cause of example children’s ailments.
    • Students will practice critical reading and reasoning skills.

    Concepts Covered:

    Calories, macronutrients, micronutrients, nutrition, malnutrition