Vice president launches ‘Poshan Anthem’ to spread awareness on nutrition mission

Addressing the gathering after releasing ‘POSHAN Anthem’ at an event organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development today, the Vice President said that adequate nutrition to every child must be the first step in ensuring a healthy nation. He described healthy population as a prerequisite for fulfilling nation’s economic and social development goals. […]

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Mumbai: 50 per cent children are malnourished in Govandi, reveals survey

#WorldFoodDay: India ranks 102 in Global Hunger Index, classified as country with ‘serious’ levels of hunger

The Global Hunger Index or GHI scores countries on a 100-point ‘severity scale,’ where zero is the best score (no hunger) and 100 is the worst. India scored 102 out of 117 countries. India was the lowest-ranked among South Asian countries and way behind the other BRICS nations. Even Pakistan, which used to be the […]

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

The 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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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Mumbai: 50 per cent children are malnourished in Govandi, reveals survey

Centre asks states to focus on fighting against growing urban malnutrition

The 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 […]

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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 centre going forward Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but […]

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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 […]

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Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kids

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 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, […]

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