The Asia and Pacific region is home to more than half the world’s undernourished children, but also has the fastest growing prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity. With micronutrient deficiencies added to undernutrition and overweight/obesity, the result is known as the ‘triple burden of malnutrition’.

Malnutrition, which encompasses both undernutrition and overnutrition, presents a significant human capital as well as economic development challenge across most ASEAN Member States.A healthy, well-nourished, well-educated and skillful population provides the foundation for a productive life and enables future workers to compete in the dynamic l

Adolescence and early adulthood are periods of major biological, economic and social transitions for rural youth.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Malnourishment in women and children, 28/11/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Malnourishment in women and children, 28/11/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Acute Malnutrition in India, 28/11/2019. As per the report of Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) conducted by UNICEF during 2016-18, prevalence of severe acute malnutrition among children is 4.9%, which indicates further reduction when compared to the levels reported by NFHS-4 as 7.4%.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Child deaths due to malnutrition, 21/11/2019. Malnutrition is not a direct cause of death among children under five years of age. It can increase morbidity and mortality by reducing resistance to infections. Malnourished children are more vulnerable to any infection than normal children.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Child deaths due to malnutrition, 21/11/2019. Malnutrition is not a direct cause of death among children under five years of age. It can increase morbidity and mortality by reducing resistance to infections. Malnourished children are more vulnerable to any infection than normal children.

In 2015, the G7 countries made a commitment to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030 as part of the global effort to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2. The governments committed themselves to increasing bilateral and multilateral assistance to achieve this goal.

The first ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey exposes the shocking state of Indian children’s nutritional status, but this is apparently not an issue of major concern for the government or the opposition.

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