The Hunger Games

opinion Essay
1202 words
1202 words

One large tub of hot buttery popcorn and a medium cold iced coke, please. These are the words that millions of Americans will say while going to the movie theatres to watch the blockbuster movie The Hunger Games. This movie portrays the struggles between different sectors of society. The struggle to feed their families when government forces and geographical disparity hinder their progress. Far too often this movie parallels the real life circumstances of people all over the earth. The term hunger in America is not the same as hunger in underdeveloped countries like Africa.
To the United Nations, nearly a quarter of children under the age of five are expected to remain underweight in two thousand and fifteen. The World Health Organization has reported hunger and related malnutrition as the greatest single threat to the world's public health. Improving nutrition is widely regarded as the most effective form of aid. Nutrition-specific interventions, which address the immediate causes of under nutrition, have been proven to deliver among the best value for money of all development interventions. In Africa, rates have been increasing for malnourished people (Hanson 204-5). For hundreds of millions of people, starvation is a daily threat. In the poor nations of Africa, Asia, Latin America, billions of hungry people face starvation. It begins with an ache in your stomach that eventually weakens your heart and stops beating. Today about five billion of the world’s five point nine billion live in poor nations. (“Hunger and Malnutrition” web).
Low income children have a higher rate of poor health and iron deficiency than high income children. Of Forty two percent of food insecure households, about seven point four million received ass...

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In this essay, the author

  • Opines that if we could prevent sickness and have low income, the world would not be decreasing in population nearly as much.
  • Summarizes alamo, katherine, and proquest's research on food insufficiency, family income, health in the us preschool and school aged children.
  • Opines that hanson, holly, “the atlas of world hunger.” african studies review 54.1 (2011): 204-5.
  • States that struble, m.b., and l.l. aomari, "position of the world dietetic association: addressing world hunger, malnutrition,
  • Analyzes uphaus, charles, and the role of agriculture in ending world hunger.
  • Explains that the movie the hunger games portrays the struggles between different sectors of society.
  • Explains that hunger is not caused by a lack of food. the united states has more trouble fighting poverty than hunger.
  • Cites pugh, tony, and sirs issues researcher, in their article, "food insecurity strikes 17.6 million us households."

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