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national institute of nutrition stands by its report on no onion, garlic in its meals

-The Hindu 'Fruits, vegetables can be used interchangeably' New Delhi: The national institute of nutrition (NIN) said on Tuesday that it stands by its findings certifying mid-day meals without onion and garlic provided by the Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) in Karnataka schools as compliant with nutritional norms laid down by the State government. The response from the institute follows an open letter from experts asking it to withdraw its r

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No onion and garlic in midday meals -Tanu Kulkarni

de onion and garlic. We could not make alternative arrangements to provide food, and had to yield,” said an official, adding that the issue is yet to be resolved. In February, reports by the national institute of nutrition stated that the menu by APF was in compliance with the nutritional guidelines suggested by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Please click here to read more.

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One Egg per Student Proves 'Too Expensive' for Jharkhand Government -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

The Wire earlier reported how Jharkhand and Tripura were among the few BJP-ruled states that distributed eggs in MDM scheme. Overall, there are 11 BJP-ruled states that do not serve eggs despite the national institute of nutrition making it compulsory under the mid-day meal scheme. There are three other states in which BJP is a coalition partner, and three non-BJP states, which do not serve eggs under the scheme. There are 12 states in the country

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No Rafale, No Mandir. Only Bad Jokes: What Elections Look Like in India's Poorest District -Suhas Munshi

s also withdrawn the facilities that we used to offer to you,” she adds. Alirajpur has one of the highest ratios of malnutritioned children in the country. According to a survey conducted by national institute of nutrition, Hyderabad, 54.6 % of children in the district were found to be malnourished — the highest in the state. However, malnutrition is not an election issue in the district. Neither is the issue of rampant child-traffic

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Delhi government school pupils eat more nutritious food than private school kids

-The New Indian Express The national institute of nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, recommends that a person should consume at least 300 grams of vegetables a day. NEW DELHI: Quashing a popular belief, a report has revealed that students attending government schools in the national capital have better access to nutritious food than their counterparts in private schools. The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), wh

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Despite Nutrition Benefits, Most BJP States Keep Eggs out of Mid-Day Meals -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar Eleven BJP-ruled states, three in which it is a coalition partner and three non-BJP states do not serve eggs despite the national institute of nutrition making it compulsory under the mid-day meal scheme. New Delhi: While eggs have been established to be an excellent source of protein and all essential nutrients, except vitamin C, for young children, the latest “egg map” – which illustrates how many eggs are dist

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Millets make their presence felt on mid-day meal plates

stainable for the environment. It can also drive new markets and business opportunities,” Joanna added. The Central Food Technological Research Institute, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, national institute of nutrition and the Indian Institute of Millets Research among other agencies are also contributing to TAPF’s millet initiative. The Hindu Business Line, 12 January, 2018, please click here to access

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Feeding India -Uma Lele

e Indian calorie norms (downwards?) in view of widespread mechanisation and urge world bodies to follow suit. FAO’s norms are already substantially lower than Indian Council of Medical Research-national institute of nutrition (ICMRNIN) norms. Indian norms of 2,400 kcal per-person per-day for rural and 2,100 kcal per-person per-day for urban areas imply a much higher incidence of undernourishment (Chand and Jumrani 2013). His third, more cynical,

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Food company lobbyists, RUTF backers in Niti Aayog's working group on nutrition -Rema Nagarajan

a Swaminathan of ICMR (who has been appointed deputy director general in the World Health Organisation) Pawan Agarwal of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and Dr T Longwah, director of the national institute of nutrition. Others include Dr MK Bhan former secretary of the biotechnology department and Dr Prema Ramachandran of Nutrition Foundation of India, an NGO and a representative from the World Bank. On conflict of interest the NNS

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Many Indians skip nutritious food -Afshan Yasmeen

ha and Assam have the highest intake of salt. Rajasthan is high on the intake of fats and oils as well and milk and milk products. The study, led by Avula Laxmaiah, Scientist (Director Grade) from national institute of nutrition (NIN), the country’s premier nutrition research institute, was released recently. The researchers used the method of a 24-hour dietary recall to collect food and nutrient information from 1.72 lakh people in 16 States

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