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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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India may miss nutrition targets

-The Hindu Global Nutrition Report says it has highest rates of inequalities in malnutrition. India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 released on Tuesday. It also identified the country as one with the highest rates of domestic inequalities in malnutrition. In 2012, the World Health Assembly identified six nutrition targets for maternal, infant and young child nutrition to...

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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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Almost all adolescents in India are malnourished: UNICEF -Neetu Chandra Sharma * The report said that over 80% of adolescents also suffer from ‘hidden hunger’, i.e. the deficiency of one or more micronutrients * The report, ‘Adolescents, Diets and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World’, is based on the recently released CNNS Almost all adolescents in India take unhealthy or poor diets leading to one or the other form of malnutrition in them, revealed a UNCIEF report released on Thursday in association...

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