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Story Publication logo October 8, 2009

Guatemala's Children Languish from Malnutrition

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Samuel Loewenberg ventures to Guatemala to survey the underlying issues of the Central American...

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More than two million Guatemalans live in extreme poverty, and nearly half of the children in Guatemala are malnourished. In some areas, nearly every child is affected.

Most suffer from chronic malnutrition, which means that while they are getting enough calories, the food they eat is severely lacking in vitamins and protein.

As Samuel Loewenberg reports, this poor nutrition affects not only their bodies, but their future.

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