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The challenges of institutionalizing community-level social accountability mechanisms for health and nutrition: a qualitative study in Odisha, IndiaBioMed Central, 2018India has been at the forefront of innovations around social accountability mechanisms in improving the delivery of public services, including health and nutrition. Yet little is known about how such initiatives are faring now that they are incorporated formally into government programmes and implemented at scale. This brings greater impetus to understand their effectiveness.Document
Understanding District Ecosystems: Implementation of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies in Sabarkantha and Bijapur Districts (India)Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Nutrition policies are shaped at a national and state level in India; however programmes are implemented by the district administration.Document
Value chain analysis in India to identify nutrition-sensitive interventions for improved maternal diets in IndiaLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017Micronutrient 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.DocumentTransform Nutrition, 2014Malnutrition 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.Document
Adapting Agriculture Platforms for Nutrition: A Case Study of a Participatory, Video-Based Agricultural Extension Platform in IndiaPLoS ONE, 2016Successful 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.DocumentYoung Lives, 2016This 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.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2015This 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.DocumentSocial Science and Medicine, 2008Iron 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.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Food 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.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2014Developed 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.