National Nutrition Month 2020: Identifying children with acute malnutrition, ensuring balanced diet key to better health
The first two years of a child’s life are particularly important, as optimal nutrition during this period lowers morbidity and mortality, reduces the risk of chronic diseases and fosters better development overall.
Children born, living in high-altitude areas may have slower growth compared to those in lower altitudes, reveals study
Specific interventions must be devised for children born and growing up in hilly or mountainous regions, noted a study which observed over 9 lakh children from 59 countries between 1992 and 2018
Financial challenges, social barriers make breastfeeding tough for women engaged in India’s informal economy
When bringing a child to work is not an option, mothers have to make alternative arrangements to balance work and care.
Jyotiraditya Scindia says central nodal agency needed to tackle malnutrition, ensure child development
Aiming to eradicate malnutrition among children, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has proposed setting up a nodal agency which would work in mission mode, for child nutrition and development
Study links underweight children in urban India with social backwardness, illiteracy and lack of toilets
A new study by National Institute of Nutrition shows that an underweight child in urban India is more likely to belong to a disadvantaged community, have an illiterate father or live in a home without a toilet than other children
Karnataka has more than 47,000 severely malnourished children, according to government figures.