Malnutrition in children is covered by multiple articles:Undernutrition in children Childhood obesity
Projections to the year 2000 suggest that while the prevalence of malnutrition will probably go down overall, the number of children who are underweight for their age will increase, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; in these latter two regions, a satisfactory nutrition situation is not currently in sight.
2. It is a scandal that the figures on something as important as malnutrition are so weak. It is a vital indicator of the mental and physical development of the rising generation, the world's future.