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Compared to other South Asian countries, India fares poorly in terms of food and nutrition security, indicates SOFI 2020 report

In his Mann ki Baat speech delivered on 30th August, 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that the month of September 2020 will be observed as Nutrition Month (POSHAN Maah) in the entire nation. In his address to the nation on that day, he highlighted that for children to be well-nourished, the mother should receive proper and adequate nutrition. In this context, it is important to discuss the 11 different...

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Size of the population susceptible to coronavirus infection is significant

Between 25th and 30th of March, 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has more than doubled i.e. from 519 to 1,251, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). In a span of 6 days, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 has more than trebled i.e. from 9 to 32. In a health situation like this, when the coronavirus...

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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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Professor HPS Sachdev, Member of the Technical Advisory Group, Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, interviewed by TK Rajalakshmi (Frontline.in)

-Frontline.in Interview with Professor H.P.S. Sachdev, Member of the Technical Advisory Group, CNNS. The objective of the very first nationally conducted Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) was to collect nationally representative data on the nutritional status of preschool, school-going and adolescent children. The survey took on board many technical and medical experts to work on its design. One of them was Professor H.P.S. Sachdev, a Senior Consultant in Paediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology...

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A government survey shows the extent of Obesity among Indian children and adolescents -Swagata Yadavar

-IndiaSpend.com/ Scroll.in Five per cent of Indian children are overweight and 10% pre-diabetic. Even as Indian children continue to grapple with undernutrition, the first-ever national nutrition survey of children and adolescents shows a growing risk of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, with many showing early signs of these diseases. Almost one in 10 children, between 5 years to 9 years, were found to be pre-diabetic and 1% were...

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