1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEF

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEFThe State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least 1 in 3 children under five – or over 200 million – is either undernourished or overweight. Almost 2 in 3 children between six months and two years of age are not fed food that supports their rapidly growing bodies […]

‘Menace of malnutrition needs humane solution,’ states Smriti Irani

National Advisory Panel for Agri Nutrition to be set up. Woman and child development minister, Smriti Irani chairs 5th National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges

‘Menace of malnutrition needs humane solution,’ states Smriti IraniThe Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, chaired the 5th National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges today in New Delhi. In her keynote address Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister said that a humane solution has to be developed to tackle the menace of malnutrition in India and for this the […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: Let’s wage a war against junk food right now and win it’

The baton of India’s future is in the hands of our youth. India can prosper only if they are geared up to fire, and for this, we need to build a healthy army. We must unite and fight against the menace of junk food, which is and will continue to ruin the health of generations to come

#HealthyMaharashtra: Let’s wage a war against junk food right now and win it’Junk food is unhealthy, to say the least. It is one of the reasons for the rise in obesity, heart ailments, hypertension and countless other health problems. We use the term ‘health is wealth’, but do we really encourage our children to eat and stay healthy? This is the first question that every parent must […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Sustained efforts bearing fruits; Maharashtra 3rd on Healthy State Index’

A robust, efficient and accessible public health infrastructure is the chief support system of the healthcare apparatus of every state. Strong healthcare system will pave the way for a vigorous healthcare framework across the state

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Sustained efforts bearing fruits; Maharashtra 3rd on Healthy State Index’Once the mechanism is powerful, it can withstand any pressure. In the past few years, the government has taken serious efforts to build a concrete structure, with the aim to provide health services to all citizens. The NITI AAYOG has recognised our endeavour towards quality and assessable healthcare as well. In its recently released Healthy […]

Centre asks states to focus on fighting against growing urban malnutrition

The Centre has asked states to focus on tackling malnutrition among slum-dwellers and migrant population in urban areas during a month-long campaign under the government’s flagship nutrition scheme Poshan Abhiyaan. According to the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4), 38.4 per cent children under five years of age are stunted (low height-for-age) and 21 per cent wasted (low weight-for-height)

Centre asks states to focus on fighting against growing urban malnutritionThe union government stated that the incidence of malnutrition in urban settings is primarily caused due to the rising population of the poor, food safety risks and unhealthy food environment, and asked the states to expand the outreach and nutrition services to the most vulnerable people such as slum-dwellers and migrants In a letter to […]

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHO

Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and center going forward

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHONutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and centre going forward Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but […]

HealthXP and CRY sign pact to fight against malnutrition together  

HealthXP, the prominent sports nutrition supplement provider and the leading NGO CRY Foundation have come together in their fight against the rise of malnutrition amongst the Indian children

HealthXP and CRY sign pact to fight against malnutrition together  Announcing the details of the pact Girish Joshi, Co-founder and Managing Director, HealthXP said “With every purchase of a product from HealthXP, Rs. 10 will be donated towards helping children get healthy again. Every contribution will ensure children get proper nutrition, better healthcare and a healthy start to life. The collected corpus will be used […]

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kids

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kidsHigh dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a study led by University of the Punjab, Pakistan, and Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – is well known for its beneficial effects on bone and muscle health, […]

How a rural medical camp helped save this 12-year-old girl

A 12-year-old child normally weighs between 30 to 35kgs, so doctors in Melghat were shocked when they came across a girl who weighed just 16 kgs. They examined a girl and found that she suffered from a rare condition. What happened next is nothing short of miraculous

How a rural medical camp helped save this 12-year-old girlPeople living in rural or tribal areas of Maharashtra, often find it difficult to find doctors who can treat their children if they suffer from a rare or unheard of condition. In such instances, rural health camps conducted in the state prove to be a boon for children residing in tribal areas. Rama (name changed), […]

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliant

Pramila Kokad received the ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ award for her selfless service, from the hands of President of India in 2009. A teacher by profession, but she is a mother of thousands of differently abled children. Although, she received the award nine years ago, she is not one to rest on her laurels and is still active and determined to give it her all for differently-abled people

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliantPeople living in remote hamlets of the tribal areas in Maharashtra lack basic facilities, like healthcare, and education. The tribal communities have worse health indicators as compared to the people living in the metropolitan cities. Malnutrition and lack of awareness about personal hygiene makes them even more vulnerable to the diseases. In the past, the […]
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