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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.”