A third of the world is starving. Every day 16,000 children die through hunger. It’s often not just a simple lack of food. Many children who battle against hunger have to deal with chronic under-nourishment and vitamin and mineral starvation, sometimes leading to blindness. Experts believe improving food by adding vitamins and minerals is one of the most successful ways of fighting the effects of hunger and starvation. But does it work? We are what we eat takes Margary, mother of five, and shows how fighting hunger is a day to day struggle, and how without those vital nutrients, her children’s lives are at risk.
Part of a 28 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.