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Definition
The average dietary energy requirement for an individual is a normative reference for adequate nutrition for the population. This value can be used to calculate the depth of food deficit, i.e. the amount of dietary energy that would be needed to ensure that, if properly distributed, hunger be eliminated.

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Children under 5 stunted, both sexes % Share of food expenditure of the poor Children under 5 stunted, male (%) Share of dietary energy supply derived from cereals, roots and tubers

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