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First 1,000 days of life are key to addressing malnutrition 

The article has been authored by Dr Shariqua Yunus, United Nations World Food Programme in India 
Prevalence of malnutrition remains high at 35.5% stunting; 19% wasting, and 32.1% underweight including a high prevalence of anaemia and micronutrient deficiency disorders.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Prevalence of malnutrition remains high at 35.5% stunting; 19% wasting, and 32.1% underweight including a high prevalence of anaemia and micronutrient deficiency disorders.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 05:55 PM IST
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1 million Afghan children at risk of dying by year-end amid food crisis: WHO

World Health Organisation spokesperson Margaret Harris said around 3.2 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition in Afghanistan by the end of the year as temperatures in the country begin to drop below zero degrees Celsius.
A UN assessment conducted last month stated that the shocks of drought, conflict, Covid-19 and an economic crisis have left more than half Afghanistan’s population facing a record level of acute hunger. (REUTERS PHOTO.)
A UN assessment conducted last month stated that the shocks of drought, conflict, Covid-19 and an economic crisis have left more than half Afghanistan’s population facing a record level of acute hunger. (REUTERS PHOTO.)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 10:50 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Future of Nutrition in India

The piece has been authored by Dr Virander Singh Chauhan,  Arturo Falaschi emeritus scientist and founder of Empower, Transform, Inspire (ETI)
The PM Poshan Shakti Nirman or PM POSHAN scheme promises to provide nutrition for 24 lakhs, additional children, in pre-primary classes, along with interventions like nutri-gardens in schools and promotion of locally grown traditional food items.(Getty Images for representation)
The PM Poshan Shakti Nirman or PM POSHAN scheme promises to provide nutrition for 24 lakhs, additional children, in pre-primary classes, along with interventions like nutri-gardens in schools and promotion of locally grown traditional food items.(Getty Images for representation)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 01:01 PM IST
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World Food Day 2021: An indispensable march to ending hunger

The piece has been authored by QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
India is now behind neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, according to the Global Hunger Index that is based on estimates by the UN’s FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). (AP)
India is now behind neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, according to the Global Hunger Index that is based on estimates by the UN’s FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). (AP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 07:16 PM IST
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Malnutrition and its three big forms parents must be wary of

  • Gone are the days when malnutrition would mean a sickly thin child. Now it covers a spectrum that refers to deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a child’s intake of energy or nutrients.
In the 21st Century, malnutrition has taken the form of an ugly three-headed monster(Pixabay)
In the 21st Century, malnutrition has taken the form of an ugly three-headed monster(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 06:56 PM IST
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ByDr Pankaj Garg | Edited by Parmita Uniyal
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