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Food Security and Nutrition in the Context of the Global Nutrition Transition

This review begins by teasing out the differences between food insecurity and nutrition insecurity and moves on to examine research linking early life undernutrition and later risk of obesity in select low- and middle-income countries. Studies were selected for their use of experience-based food insecurity scales, and examined in relation to nutrition outcomes – moving along the line from stunting and wasting to overweight and obesity. 

Food and Agriculture Organization, July 2014