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India’s enduring problem with malnutrition

By Andrew NorthBBC News, Madhya Pradesh http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19190437 Malnutrition usually surfaces after six months if children fail to get enough solid foods Continue reading the main story Related Stories The hungry republic Ignoring India’s ‘republic of hunger’ Indian child malnutrition ‘shame’ Deshraj reaches out for his mother’s breast as she balances him on her knees, sitting outside her low, mud-walled home. The little boy cries, but with no strength. Deshraj is two years old but barely larger than a newborn and crazed by hunger. His hair is patchy, his eyes are sunken and his legs like twigs – he is so weak he can’t even walk. But his mother turns him […]

PATH, Abbott and the Abbott Fund Form Innovative Partnership to Prevent Malnutrition

PATH and Abbott to collaborate with local businesses to expand the market for fortified rice in India Share By Abbott Published: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 – 10:08 am http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/03/4028172/path-abbott-and-the-abbott-fund.html MUMBAI, India and NEW DELHI, Nov. 3, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — PATH, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and the Abbott Fund today announced a partnership to address malnutrition by advancing the rice fortification market in India. Currently, 200 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition in India, more than any other country in the world. Rice is the staple food for 65 percent of the population, providing a significant opportunity to address malnutrition through rice fortification. The partnership will seek to initially benefit 500,000 people […]

Malnutrition: It cuts across classes

If death is the great leveller, in Mumbai — the country’s financial capital — malnutrition among children is the leveller in life. A three-year survey found rich or poor, schoolchildren between nine and 18 are malnourished. Postgraduate students of Sir Vithaldas Thackersey (SVT) College of Home Science at the SNDT campus in Santa Cruz researched extensively into the eating habits of at least 10,000 students across the city before concluding that the disease spares none. “We monitored the eating habits of students in five public and five private schools,” one of the researchers said. “We want adolescents to know the right food eating habits so that they are physically fit. […]

Producing Under nutrition-talk by Dr. Veena Shatrugna on 18th June

he  nutritional  status  of  the  poor  in  India maybe  described  as  alarming. Most  of  the  indicators  of  nutrition  status  such  as  adult weights,  heights  BMI,  percentage  of children who  are  severely malnourished, mean  birth weights,  infant mortality  rates,  dietary intakes and unacknowledged starvation deaths confirm this  fact.  Hunger  is as widespread as  it is invisible to the scientific eye.  The question that must be asked is how did India get into this trap of under nutrition with such serious consequences? Chronic hunger as it exists in India can be largely traced to the rapid scientific advances in the area of food and nutrition analysis, and classification. In addition, from 1940s, the dietary requirements of populations was laid out in terms of calories, with the assumption that foods which are culturally and regionally appropriate such as rice, eggs, milk, fowl, pulses, fish, greens, etc. would be […]

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