‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor children

In a bid to provide fresh and healthy food to children and expectant mothers, anganwadis in remote areas of Gariyaband and Korba district have set up kitchen gardens in their backyards .The aim of this initiative is to address malnutrition in one of the poorest states of India

‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor childrenIndia had observed the National Nutrition Week which usually occurs in the first week of September (Sept 1 to 7). Child Rights and You (CRY), a prominent NGO which works for the welfare of children, has implemented a unique initiative called ‘kitchen gardens in Anganwadis’in the state of Chhattisgarh. The aim of the initiative is […]

Student’s study reveals 22% children in Pune red light areas malnourished

Mrunmayee Mangale’s project has helped her to get selected for the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Japan. She is one of the 12 medical students selected from India who would be representing India at APRM arranged by International Federation of Medical Students Association. Her study reveals that there is a positive correlation between illiteracy and malnourishment and knowledge on weaning practices and malnourishment

Student’s study reveals 22% children in Pune red light areas malnourishedA BJ Medical College student, Mrunmayee Mangale’s project on ‘Child Weaning and rearing practices among brothel based Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) and its effect over the health status of their children below 2.5 years of age’, has helped her to get selected for the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Japan. She will be one […]

Urban malnutrition:  34% malnourished children in BMC schools finds Praja foundation

The most affected wards are Govandi, Mankhurd, Santa Cruz, Chembur, Colaba, Malabar Hill, Grant Road and Andheri east. The findings also days that budget utilisation on mid-day meal for the 1st and 5th standard has reduced from 81% to 65%. The report says that 35% of girls found malnourished whereas percentage of boys were 33% during 2015-16

Urban malnutrition:  34% malnourished children in BMC schools finds Praja foundationThe estimated number of malnourished children studying in BMC schools is 34% according to the municipal corporation’s data. Based on the data obtained through RTI, NGO Praja Foundation has estimated the increase in malnourished children from 30,461 in 2013-14 to 1, 30,680 in 2015-16. During 2015 -16 BMC medical officers screened 1, 89,809 students out […]