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Recent research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & Under-nutrition among children

guyen, Samuel Scott, Sumanta Neupane, Lan Mai Tran, and Purnima Menon – all from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) -- found that adolescent pregnancy is associated with child Under-nutrition (unlike what happens in the case of adult pregnancy) through the interplay of various factors such as poorer maternal nutritional status, lower educational attainment, less access to health services during antenatal or post-natal care and

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21% Indian children are under-weight: Global Hunger Index -Priscilla Jebaraj

ild wasting is war-torn South Sudan. New Delhi: At least one in five Indian children under the age of five are wasted, which means they have extremely low weight for their height, reflecting acute Under-nutrition, according to the Global Hunger Index 2018. The only country with a higher prevalence of child wasting is the war-torn nation of South Sudan, says the report, which was released on Thursday. Overall, India has been ranked at 103 out of

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No child left behind -Vinita Bali

adolescent girls and women are anaemic, and the conclusion is obvious — despite a 7% compound annual growth rate over the last decade and the various programmes to improve nutrition, levels of Under-nutrition are unacceptably high. No time to waste This grim reality has rightly lead to a renewed emphasis to address the various forms of poor nutrition – stunted, wasted, anaemic and underweight children; anaemic girls and women, espec

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Promoting pulses offtake via PDS and related policies -G Chandrashekhar

public distribution to the States? Protein-rich pulses It is common knowledge that the country’s nutrition status is poor. Large sections of the country’s population are under-fed. Under-nutrition is pervasive and protein-deficiency stark. This has long-term adverse consequences on the economy including lower labour productivity and higher healthcare costs. Pulses offer the most economical vegetable protein to the vulnerable sect

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Icrier Study: Agri research & education funding heavily skewed

ue staples towards high-value food commodities, implying that the agriculture production systems must change to address the growing food demand,” the study said. The issues of food security and Under-nutrition have kept the focus of agriculture R&E on crop husbandry. The combined finance and revenue accounts of the Centre and states are taken into account for the study in R&E and extension as there is little data available on works do

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Malnutrition cases in Maharashtra under-reported, finds survey -Tabassum Barnagarwala

-The Indian Express The preliminary findings in three of these districts — Pune, Nandurbar and Raigad — show that percentage of wasting and of Under-nutrition is higher than as recorded by the NFHS-4 and the Integrated Child Development System (ICDS). Mumbai: A survey by the public health department in four districts of Maharashtra has found significant under-reporting of malnutrition cases. The preliminary findings in three of the

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Despite having a food security legislation, spending on food subsidy is low

mong women and girls (aged 15-49 years) has stagnated marginally over the last decade from 55.3 percent in NFHS-3 to 53.0 percent in NFHS-4. Yet a country, which is ridden with such severe hunger and Under-nutrition, spends less than 1 percent of its national income annually on food subsidy. A recent analysis by the Inclusive Media for Change team shows that the actual expenditure by the Department of Food and Public Distribution (under the Minist

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Upma meal a day for college and job -GS Mudur

were children, say their findings show how nutritional intervention during early childhood can influence long-term outcomes in education and marriage. India has among the world's highest rates of Under-nutrition and malnutrition among children. Despite progress on nutrition over the decades, experts estimate that one in four children suffers from stunting and one in four from wasting because of poor nutrition. Government childhood nutrition ini

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Malnutrition burden in India remains high, nutrition profiles of 640 districts reveal -Neetu Chandra Sharma

id the district wise data would help the government in taking localized action to support the NNM’s target of bringing down stunting percentage from 38.4% to 25% by 2022, and reducing stunting, Under-nutrition, and low birth weight by 2%, and anaemia by 3% per annum. The nutrition profile generated using the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) explained that India achieved improvements in stunting between 2006 and 2016, with a decl

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This village knows how to feed its hungry babies -Himanshi Dhawan

place to leave their children when they are out at work." Unicef data says emerging economies have improved their malnutrition rates significantly over the last two decades. China has reduced Under-nutrition from 25% to 8% between 1999 and 2002, Brazil from 18% to 7% from 1975 to 1989. In comparison, India has reduced Under-nutrition from 48% in 2005-06 to 38% in 2015-16, according to the National F

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