LIMA:- A shining star in Latin America’s culinary firmament, is battling alarming rates of malnutrition in children and pregnant women. More than two in every five children under the age of three - 43.6 percent of the total - suffer from anemia in the Andean country due to a poor diet, according to a family health survey done by Peru’s statistics agency. Nearly 30 percent of pregnant women suffer from anemia for the same reason - an iron deficiency blamed on low consumption of meat, poultry or fish, the study revealed. Both rates have remained unchanged since 2011 despite Peru’s high economic growth over the last decade.