by Andrés Fernandez and Rodrigo Martínez
UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Food Programme, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015, call for an end to malnutrition in all its forms and for all people by the year 2030. At the regional level, Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant progress in reducing the prevalence of undernutrition in recent years. However, there has also been a simultaneous increase in overweight and obesity in adults and children. Referred to as the double burden of malnutrition, both problems – of excess and deficit – coexist in the same communities, families and even individuals.