4.4 Poverty & Malnutrition

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Environmental Science Unit 4 - Land Use & Human Impact 4. 4 - I CAN explain how poverty is a major cause of malnutrition.


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  • 1. 
    Malnutrition is best defined as:
    • A. 

      When people develop eating disorders due to poor body image

    • B. 

      When people die from diseases spread through unclean water

    • C. 

      When people do not consume enough calories or eat enough different foods to meet the body's needs

    • D. 

      When disease spreads through crops and destroys them

  • 2. 
    Being overweight cannot result from malnutrition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Malnutrition most often results from people living in poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which is NOT a reason that people suffer from malnutrition in less developed countries?
    • A. 

      Very low income

    • B. 

      Foods high in sugar & saturated fat

    • C. 

      Not enough water to grow their own crops

  • 5. 
    Poverty in America often leads to malnutrition because:
    • A. 

      People do not have enough water to grow their own crops

    • B. 

      Poor neighborhoods often supply foods that create an imbalanced diet

    • C. 

      People in poor neighborhoods have unclean water, which leads to disease

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