Zuzana Kalavská, Jan Trubačík, Helena Černá, Marek Kalavský, Veronika Sládečková
Malnutrition is usually known in connection with African countries or pictures of young models in magazines. But this problem is more common. Kwashiorkor and marasmus are the most severe forms of malnutrition and they are rare in our countries. Most frequently we can see its milder types like undernutrition as a consequence of poor quality of food, lack of food or vitamins. On the child´s health have negative impact diseases connected with malnutrition - anemia and frequent infections. Increasing number of children with obesity means a risk in developed countries. These children can suffer from partial malnutrition due to the high intake of fats and calories but insufficient intake of other important food components. This article presents a view about causes and consequences of malnutrition during the childhood period.