The hidden hunger

Food is cultural. Many in Uganda are food insecure, experiencing hidden hunger, because they have insufficient access to food that is culturally acceptable to them. Read more https://nowaraga.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/food-scarcity-in-uganda-is-superficial/

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Farmers preparing yellow maize for a meal gathering in Zambia. Food security involves more than just quantity -- it also requires nutritional balance. Farmers preparing yellow maize for a meal gathering in Zambia. Food security involves more than just quantity — it also requires nutritional balance.

When we talk of food security, we’re not just talking about filling your stomach. Nutritional security is also embedded within the concept.

Nutritional balance comes with a diverse diet, one that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and animal products. However, millions of people in Africa rely principally on staple foods such as rice, potatoes and maize that fill up the stomachs but do not provide enough vitamins and minerals. This phenomenon is known as hidden hunger.

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