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Nutrition: In Budget 2020, rhetoric beats reality again -Bharat Dogra

-Newsclick.in As the numbers show, the government isn’t putting its money where its mouth is Everyone, including the government, recognises the special health and nutrition needs of adolescent girls. The only trouble is, the Union government forgets this at the time of actually providing funds for nutrition. Why else would the government cut the funds for the specific schemes for nutrition to only a half of the original allocation? In the budget for...

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UNICEF suggests recipes for healthy children

-PTI UNICEF releases booklet on how to tackle problems of underweight, obesity and anaemia among children From uttapam to sprouted dal parantha - a book by UNICEF tells how to tackle problems of underweight, obesity and anaemia among children by consuming nutritious food that costs less than Rs.20. The book has been based on the findings of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016-18 which found that 35 per cent of children under...

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Malnutrition behind 69% deaths among children below five in India: UNICEF

-TheWire.in The UNICEF report also categorised every second Indian woman as anaemic, noting its prevalence among adolescent girls as twice as that of adolescent boys. New Delhi: Malnutrition caused 69% of deaths of children below the age of five in India, according to a UNICEF report released on Wednesday. In its report titled ‘The State of the World’s Children 2019’, UNICEF said that every second child in that age group is affected by...

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More Indian girls, women are overweight or obese, most of them rich & urban -Swagata Yadavar

-IndiaSpend.com New Delhi: Although malnourishment among women and children is widespread in India, increasing numbers of girls and women are overweight too, especially among urban, educated and wealthier families, a new global study has found. The proportion of overweight and obese women almost doubled in 17 years to 2016, it said. The study, ‘Trends and Correlates of Overweight among Pre-School Age Children, adolescent girls, and Adult Women in South Asia’, was published...

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New research shows positive association between adolescent pregnancy & under-nutrition among children

Adolescence is a period when physical and neuro-maturational changes take place in the body of a young girl. Although it is illegal marrying a girl under the age of 18 years as per the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006, adolescent girls in our country are compelled to marry and attain pregnancy that adversely affects well-being and outcomes of both mothers and their children. Latest available data shows that societal...

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