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    Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.
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    Value chain analysis in India to identify nutrition-sensitive interventions for improved maternal diets in India

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017
    Micronutrient insufficiencies are a serious public health problem among women of reproductive age in Low and Middle Income Countries including India, adversely affecting maternal health and economic productivity, and child growth and educational outcomes. Fruit and vegetables are important sources of micronutrients and consumption of these foods is lower than recommendations.
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    Strengthening public health nutrition education in India

    Transform Nutrition, 2014
    Malnutrition remains a major challenge for public health and for human and economic development in India. A lack of adequately trained public health professionals and nutritionists means that this challenge is not being met. Due to resource constraints, the most realistic way of improving this situation is to optimise the use of existing infrastructure.
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    Adapting Agriculture Platforms for Nutrition: A Case Study of a Participatory, Video-Based Agricultural Extension Platform in India

    PLoS ONE, 2016
    Successful integration of nutrition interventions into large-scale development programmes from nutrition-relevant sectors, such as agriculture, can address critical underlying determinants of undernutrition and enhance the coverage and effectiveness of on-going nutrition-specific activities. However, evidence on how this can be done is limited.
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    Do boys eat better than girls in India?

    Young Lives, 2016
    This paper examines gender inequalities in the quality of children’s diet, as defined by dietary diversity, among children growing up in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
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    India Health Report: Nutrition 2015

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2015
    This report surveys the trends in maternal and child undernutrition in India. It looks at trends and disparities in these outcomes across geographical regions, socio-economic classes, and demographic groups.
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    Potential impacts of iron biofortification in India

    Social Science and Medicine, 2008
    Iron deficiency is a widespread nutrition and health problem in developing countries, causing impairments in physical activity and cognitive development, as well as maternal mortality. Although food fortification and supplementation programmes have been effective in some countries, their overall success remains limited.
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    Measures, spatial profile and determinants of dietary diversity: evidence from India

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
    Food security policies in developing countries generally focus on calorie intake, which is not sufficient to tackle the triple burden of malnutrition: undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition. Consumption of a diverse diet is important to lessen the burden and is constrained by different factors.
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    Prevalence and correlates of childhood obesity in suburban area of Odisha: a cross sectional study

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2014
    Developed countries are under the clutch of obesity, which is slowly inching towards developing countries. Thirty five million children in developing countries were estimated to be either overweight or obese and more than ninety million are at risk of it. In rapidly growing developing countries like China, Brazil and India obesity and overweight is increasing among urban adolescents.
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    Type of vegetarian diet, obesity and diabetes in adult Indian population

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2014
    India is experiencing an alarming increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. The resulting morbidity, economic costs, reduced quality of life, and risk for complications make preventive strategies imperative. The contribution of the Indian diet to the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the country is not well under- stood.

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