According to a recent report from Save the Children, 1 in 4 children globally are malnourished. Another 1/2 billion are at risk of permanent damage due to hunger related causes over the next 15 years.
"Malnutrition is a largely hidden crisis, but it afflicts 1 in 4 children around the world. It wreaks lifelong damage and is a major killer of children. Every hour of every day, 300 children die from malnutrition," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children.
According to Miles, the United States has shown great leadership on nutrition but must call on other nations to make it a global priority.
The report says that the world has been largely focused on economic issues, but long term malnutrition is affecting the economy by destroying the potential of millions of children.