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Workshop report: Food and nutrition security: building global partnerships through South-South cooperationKnowledge Partnership Programme, 2014A workshop was organised on 16th April, 2014 on ‘Food and Nutrition Security: building global partnerships through south-south cooperation’ by DFID under its Knowledge Partnership Program at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.Document
Nutrition security of women and children in India: opportunity for building partnership with Low Income Countries (LIC)Knowledge Partnership Programme, 2014Malnutrition is often incorrectly perceived merely as a food problem. Under nutrition, hunger and food insecurity are not the same thing. Malnutrition is a complex multi-determinant problem. Malnutrition is a result of impact of immediate causes of malnutrition - diet and infection.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014Ready-to-eat (RTE) snacks are routinely distributed to pregnant women in India. These provide protein and calories but are low in micronutrients. The study investigates whether RTE snacks fortified with leaf concentrate (LC) could improve pregnancy outcomes, including maternal haemoglobin (Hb) concentrations and infants’ birth weight.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Zinc plays a critical role in normal functioning of body and is integrated with several enzyme systems. Gene expression, cell division, immunity, and reproduction are important biological functions of zinc. Adequate dietary intake of zinc has been shown to exert ameliorating effect on the skin, and this attenuates the likelihood of restricted linear growth in young children.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013India is home to 1.21 billion people. Out of them, 377.1 million people (31.2%) live in urban areas. India is urbanising rapidly. Its urban population has increased from 27.8% in 2001 to 31.2% in 2011 and is expected to increase further to 535 million (38%) by 2026.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Diet plays a very important role in growth and development of adolescents, during which the development of healthy eating habits is of supreme importance. There is a dual burden of undernutrition and overnutrition in this age-group. The study assesses the food habits, food preferences, and dietary pattern of schoolgoing urban adolescents in Baroda, India.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Childhood anaemia is a major public-health concern, with an increasing risk of mortality. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, reports that it is one of the most common diseases due to nutritional deficiency in the world today, and more than half of the population in India is anaemic.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013A developing foetus needs protein to build the cells of its body. The maternal diet supplies all the proteins that a baby needs; so, if the diet of a pregnant woman is deficient, her baby can suffer. The baby grows more rapidly during the second and third trimester; hence, the protein levels during the latter half of the pregnancy is more important than earlier in the development of foetus.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) has been recognised as a public health issue in developing countries. Economic constraints, sociocultural limitations, insufficient dietary intake, and poor absorption leading to depleted vitamin A stores in the body have been regarded as potential determinants of the prevalence of VAD in South Asian developing countries.Document
Effect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) on Malnutrition of Infants in Rajasthan, India: A mixed methids studyPLoS ONE, 2013This paper analyses the effect of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), a wage-for-employment policy of the Indian Government, on infant malnutrition and delineate the pathways through which MGNREGA affects infant malnutrition.