Sunday, Apr 5 2020 | Time 06:28 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Launch of next-engeration Glonass-K Satellite postponed Until Summer - Space Source
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil rises by 1,222 to 10,278 over 24 hours- Health Ministry
  • UK to evacuate citizens from Latin America, Asia in coming days - Foreign Office
  • UAE proposes new date for World Expo 2020 in Dubai due to COVID-19 crisis - Bid Committee
  • Canada not to retaliate after US bans N95 mask export: Trudeau
  • Belarus receives thousands of COVID-19 test kits from Russia - Embassy Spokesperson
  • Russia's Rosatom continues building NPPs abroad despite COVID-19 pandemic - Rosatom Head
  • COVID-19 cases in US top 300,000: Johns Hopkins University
  • US to deploy thousands of medics to help counter COVID-19- Trump
  • Israel confirms 423 new COVID-19 cases
  • France reports 7,560 COVID-19 deaths, 6,838 in intensive care
  • COVID-19: Senior officers infected in MP capital
  • COVID-19: With seven new positive cases, HP count increases to 13
  • US COVID-19 deaths top 8,000
  • Meghalaya tracing people in contact with COVID-19 patient from Assam
Features


Food consumption patterns in India reveal that child diets are largely starved of proteins and micronutrients

Food consumption patterns in India reveal that child diets are largely starved of proteins and micronutrients

Kolkata, Oct 17 (UNI) A report released recently by Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), sponsored by UNESCO, shows that in India 35 per cent of children under five are stunted, 17 per cent are wasted and 33 per cent are underweight.

Only 42 per cent of children (6 to 23 months) are fed at adequate frequency and only 21 per cent are fed an adequately diverse diet.

Timely complementary feeding is initiated for only 53 per cent of infants aged 6-8 months.

At the same time, the survey highlights that overweight and obesity increasingly begin in childhood with a growing threat of non-communicable diseases like diabetes (10 per cent) in school-aged

children and adolescents.



Urban India is moving into an unhealthy food snacking environment,which is influencing children’s food choices and this is spreading to rural areas.

Food consumption patterns in India reveal that child diets are largely starved of proteins and micronutrients and are influenced by household (adult) food choices. Over the decades, despite growing incomes, protein-based calories remain low and unchanged, and the calorific share of fruits and vegetables has declined.

The CNNS survey does show some progress in the reduction of malnutrition. It also reflects effective reach of Government programmes to prevent Vitamin A and iodine deficiency in children aged 1-4 years.

“When healthy options are available and these are affordable and desirable then children and families make better food choices. As the SOWC report highlights this year, children’s nutrition will improve significantly if there is an increase in the production and processing of healthy foods to deliver nutritious, safe, affordable and sustainable diets for all children,” said Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative in India.

In India, the POSHAN Abhiyaan or the National Nutrition Mission is playing a major role in improving nutrition indicators across India.

The Government of India’s Anemia Mukt Bharat programme to fight anemia prevalence has been recognized as one of the best programmes implemented by Governments across the world to address malnutrition.

The 6X6X6 strategy (six target beneficiary groups, six interventions and six institutional mechanisms) of the programme has been highlighted for using anemia testing and treatment as the entry point to provide information on healthy diets.

UNI PC KK

More News
'Peepal 918': A symbol of Indo-Pak bonhomie at Jammu’s border village

'Peepal 918': A symbol of Indo-Pak bonhomie at Jammu’s border village

26 Nov 2019 | 6:33 PM

By Vishal Bharti
Octroi Post (Suchetgarh), Nov 26 (UNI) Decades of ‘sweet and sour’ relations have gone by but ‘Peepal 918’—located at ‘No Man’s Land’ still stands tall as a symbol of peace and bonhomie between India and Pakistan along International Border here, some 30-kilometres from Jammu City.

see more..
Poverty, urbanization, climate change and poor eating choices driving unhealthy diets

Poverty, urbanization, climate change and poor eating choices driving unhealthy diets

20 Oct 2019 | 2:38 PM

Kolkata, Oct 20 (UNI) An alarmingly number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned in a new report on children, food and nutrition.

see more..
Food consumption patterns in India reveal that child diets are largely starved of proteins and micronutrients

Food consumption patterns in India reveal that child diets are largely starved of proteins and micronutrients

17 Oct 2019 | 1:23 PM

Kolkata, Oct 17 (UNI) A report released recently by Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), sponsored by UNESCO, shows that in India 35 per cent of children under five are stunted, 17 per cent are wasted and 33 per cent are underweight.

see more..
Green Gurukulam: Atypical school

Green Gurukulam: Atypical school

12 Oct 2019 | 3:29 PM

By Radhika Tiwari
New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) Can schools ever be imagined without a curriculum, classrooms and textbooks?
I reckon, not.

see more..
Tourist hotspot Al Badayer Oasis welcomes guests in UAE

Tourist hotspot Al Badayer Oasis welcomes guests in UAE

08 Oct 2019 | 3:45 PM

Sharjah, Oct 8 (UNI) Nature lovers and adventure seekers looking for a true taste of the Emirati lifestyle don’t have to look any further.

see more..
image