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Combating malnutrition

April 09, 2021 6:17 pm

Timely detection and treatment of severe acute malnutrition with ready-to-use-nutrient-dense-foods at the community level itself can help tackle this problem.

Improving diet of low-income households only way to address chronic malnutrition

January 09, 2021 8:51 am

Raising the diet of our people from subsistence level to higher levels of nourishment by overcoming the triple deficit is the only way to improve the nutritional indicators of our population — amongst children, adolescents and adults.

Worsening of child nutrition calls for immediate and decisive course correction

December 19, 2020 10:14 am

A complacent approach that assumes that all necessary measures, including the Poshan Abhiyan, are in place and the reversal in progress is only momentary will be a sure way to inflict a debilitating, irreversible impact on children’s nutrition and their well-being.

Three crops developed in Pune labs chosen to fight malnutrition in India

December 17, 2020 12:28 am

As much as 15.2 per cent of India's population is undernourished, and 38.5 per cent children, below the age of five, have stunted growth due to poor nourishment.

Malnutrition in kids worsens in key states 2015-19

December 14, 2020 5:56 pm

This is one of the startling revelations in the first-phase data of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2019-20 — released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 12 — and marks a shift since the last NFHS in 2015-16.

Stepping up on nutrition

December 11, 2020 5:41 pm

Improving capacities of anganwadis is one of the ways to improve the country’s woeful record in addressing malnutrition.

‘Might be useful to provide money to mothers to buy vegetables... so that it helps expand local production’

October 21, 2020 5:30 am

"It is practically difficult to include many food items... There is this staple food — rice and wheat or pulses — and then there is a programme like mid-day meal to provide hot cooked meals to children at schools. And there is this special intervention of ICDS," says Bishow P. arajuli

Agricultural bills will provide legal framework for contract-farming

October 19, 2020 8:57 am

This is the essence of the reform, not the circumventing of mandis or the ECA. And it will benefit everyone — farmers, industry and consumers.

Malnutrition, the silent pandemic

September 25, 2020 7:34 pm

COVID-19 has pushed back our efforts on ending malnutrition, which plagues India's children. Urgent efforts need to be made to address the shortfalls

Women and child ministry steps up efforts to address malnutrition across Maharashtra

September 14, 2020 10:37 pm

I A Kundan, secretary, Women and Child Development Department, told The Indian Express, “We will be reaching out to all children and training caregivers on how to use the Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) – a paper band/tape to measure the degree of malnutrition in children.”