09 March 2010
More than one billion people in the world are hungry. That number is going up rather than down. Hunger can be particularly bad at different times of year, depending on the season.
It can also be permanent when families cannot afford enough food to provide the nutrients their bodies need to work and stay healthy, or to grow properly in the case of children.
Save the Children's report on a national survey in India showed that only 16% of children aged 6-24 months were receiving a sufficiently diverse diet.
This family from Madhya Pradesh in India is showing the food they will eat over the course of a week. They are Mantoli and Ganeshi and their two daughters Vhotu, 6, and Rani, 4.
Ganeshi lost a child to measles when he was 2 and a half years old. Their diet includes rice, vegetable curry, vegetables, potato and mutter (peas) as well as a mix of rice and milk, (Khir), bread mix for chapatti, puri and pappadums.
View the complete set of our images on undernutrition in Madhya Pradesh, a state in the heart of India, on Flickr.