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Snapdeal to spread malnutrition awareness with customised stickers on packages(Twitter/snapdeal)

Snapdeal to spread malnutrition awareness with customised stickers on packages

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Snapdeal packages with customised information stickers will drive awareness about the 'F' mark that identifies fortified foods and will educate consumers about the importance of fortified foods in fighting malnutrition as a part of their 'Eat Right India' movement
Hospital malnutrition is documented in many observational studies from the United States, Europe, and Latin America.(Unsplash)
Hospital malnutrition is documented in many observational studies from the United States, Europe, and Latin America.(Unsplash)

High prevalence of hospital malnutrition associated with poor clinical outcomes

Bad Homburg, Germany | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Guptpa
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 06:16 PM IST
A recent study has revealed that malnutrition is frequently linked to poor clinical outcomes and increased healthcare costs – bringing to light a critical unmet patient need within the region.

News updates from Hindustan Times: PM Modi talks India’s movement against malnutrition and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
PM Narendra Modi (Image: ANI)
PM Narendra Modi (Image: ANI)

On FAO’s 75th anniversary, PM Modi talks India’s movement against malnutrition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:31 PM IST
PM Modi also listed out various reasons in his address because of which, he said, India had not obtained desired results from its movement against malnutrition.
Children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are eleven times likely to die, and lack immunity towards infection and diseases(AFP)
Children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are eleven times likely to die, and lack immunity towards infection and diseases(AFP)

Combating severe malnutrition: Lessons from Rajasthan

By Daya Krishan Mangal & Shobana Sivaraman
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2020 04:44 PM IST
It is the urgent need of the hour that we create a formal mechanism to measure and share the evidence from all states so that we can learn from each other and give a future of health to our children
The survey, one of the WCD ministry officials cited above said, was prompted by the an incident in September last year in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district, where a video of children being served rice and salt as their midday meal went viral on social media.(Getty Images for representation)
The survey, one of the WCD ministry officials cited above said, was prompted by the an incident in September last year in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district, where a video of children being served rice and salt as their midday meal went viral on social media.(Getty Images for representation)

Midday meal samples from 11 UTs, states fail to meet nutrition norms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 06:15 AM IST
The 162 samples were taken from areas that cater to about 28 million children. In the report, accessed by HT, 79 of these were found to be below the standards prescribed by the Centre under the Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP).
Health delivery programmes often fail to pinpoint the cases most at risk(AFP)
Health delivery programmes often fail to pinpoint the cases most at risk(AFP)

Build a network to share knowledge about health

By Ashok Alexander
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Government partnership is becoming a buzz word in the social sector, but often lacks substance. In my experience, evidence generated at the grassroots, backed by community voice, is what makes for powerful policy change
Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of children’s lives can have irreversible consequences. For millions of children, it means they are stunted, which in turn makes them more susceptible to sickness. (Representative image)
Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of children’s lives can have irreversible consequences. For millions of children, it means they are stunted, which in turn makes them more susceptible to sickness. (Representative image)

To fight malnutrition in India, engage all stakeholders | Analysis

By Sujeet Ranjan
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 08:59 PM IST
One of the major advantages of a multisectorial approach is resource optimisation. Also, it aims to ensure a strong focus on management through institutional and programmatic convergence, by integrating it in the planning, implementation and supervision processes
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Institute for Subtropical Horticulture to help curb malnutrition in school kids

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Aiming to curb malnutrition among school children, the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) will help the education department develop vegetable and fruit gardens in schools to improve the nutritive value of their mid day meal and make children aware about the role of seasonal vegetables in maintaining health.
One challenge will be to make them accessible to everyone at low cost, with public awareness.(HT File Photo)
One challenge will be to make them accessible to everyone at low cost, with public awareness.(HT File Photo)

States need to think again on the green drive to curb malnutrition

New Delhi | By Bharati Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2018 09:43 AM IST
Plantation drives should include plants that will never become trees, but will fight malnutrition. Smart cities, in fact, must grow locally appropriate species across their greening plans. But to give India’s children the nutrition they deserve, the Ayush ministry will need support from panchayats, urban local bodies and all manners of actors you’d never associate with food.
The initiative is a part of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) that received Cabinet approval last year.(HT File Photo)
The initiative is a part of the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) that received Cabinet approval last year.(HT File Photo)

To curb malnutrition, Centre banks on desi ‘superfoods’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 09:17 AM IST
The Ayush ministry plans to lower malnutrition by promoting the use of traditional plant-based superfoods such as ashwagandha (Indian ginseng) and moringa (drumstick) that are high in micronutrients or have medicinal properties that improve absorption of nutrients.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has decided to domesticate cows at the CM’s residence in Agartala and consume its milk.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Deb has decided to domesticate cows at the CM’s residence in Agartala and consume its milk.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Rear cows, fight malnutrition: Tripura CM Biplab Deb’s mantra

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Tripura CM Biplab Deb had been in the news earlier for a series of controversial comments. He had earlier advised the youth of the state not to waste their crucial time and, instead, milk cows and run pan stalls for livelihood.
A farmer in Gorakhpur region showing his yield of golden sweet potatoes, also known as African superfood.(HT Photo)
A farmer in Gorakhpur region showing his yield of golden sweet potatoes, also known as African superfood.(HT Photo)

African ‘super food’ to fight malnutrition among poor children in Gorakhpur region

Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By Abdul Jadid
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 01:46 PM IST
Known in local parlance as ‘Sunahri Kand’, African super food ‘golden sweet potato’ is loaded with 150% more Vitamin A than carrot and papaya. It is very similar to the Indian sweet potatoin appearance but differs largely in nutritional value.
Agriculture in India is significantly dependent on women. Women make up about 33% of cultivators and about 47% of agricultural labourers in rural India.(Hindustan Times)
Agriculture in India is significantly dependent on women. Women make up about 33% of cultivators and about 47% of agricultural labourers in rural India.(Hindustan Times)

Empowered women farmers can help fight malnutrition

By Shashank Bibhu
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Rural women’s close interdependence with agriculture points to solutions which co-opt cultivation practices in addressing malnutrition
A tea shop where Mangal Singh used to work, at Mandawali area, in East Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
A tea shop where Mangal Singh used to work, at Mandawali area, in East Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Family of girls who died of starvation in Delhi ran tea stall before falling on hard times

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 11:47 PM IST
The bodies of the three girls — 8, 4 and 2 years old — were found in Talab Chowk, where the family had moved last Saturday after being evicted from their Saket Block home. Police and medical reports have said that the girls died of starvation.
The three children had died of starvation resulting from prolonged malnutrition, according to doctors from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where the initial post-mortem was conducted.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The three children had died of starvation resulting from prolonged malnutrition, according to doctors from Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where the initial post-mortem was conducted.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Three Delhi sisters died of ‘severe malnutrition’, say doctors

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Anvit Srivastava and Anonna Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 10:17 AM IST
While the children’s mother was found to be mentally unstable, their father, a rickshaw puller, has not returned home and efforts are on to find him.
Stunted children’s growth and development is impaired. Such children are vulnerable to repeated infections that can also effect brain development, which can create learning problems.(AP File Photo)
Stunted children’s growth and development is impaired. Such children are vulnerable to repeated infections that can also effect brain development, which can create learning problems.(AP File Photo)

In India, 38% kids under 5 are stunted, one in four girls is a mother before 20: Report

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:17 AM IST
NGO Save the Children’s End of Childhood Report 2018, released on Wednesday with data from 175 countries, shows 38.4% children below the age of five are stunted, a marginal improvement from 39% the previous year.
According to the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), there are 39.1% children below five years in Rajasthan who are stunted.(HT Photo/ Representative image)
According to the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), there are 39.1% children below five years in Rajasthan who are stunted.(HT Photo/ Representative image)

58% children with acute malnutrition cured, reveals Poshan Baran project

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:10 PM IST
Rajasthan is the first state to organise community-based management of acute malnutrition.
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