Puducherry has lacunas in ICDS implementation

Apr 01, 2014 A long bar is hung on a rope from a beam. On one end of the bar is a long strap that is attached to a harness of sorts and a little child sits inside while the Anganwadi worker adds more weight on one end until the bar is perfectly horizontal.

Anganwadis yet to use new standards of nutrition to collect data

Apr 01, 2014 In 2009, the Central government issued an order asking the Integrated Child Development Scheme to collect data using the World Health Organisation standards for nutrition.

Malnourishment affects recovery among cancer-hit children

Mar 25, 2014 Although there is a 70 to 90 per cent chance of curing paediatric cancer at an early stage, malnourishment among children come as a major hindrance to the child’s ability to survive.

Changes to midday meals make for tastier experience

Mar 25, 2014 Till a year back, the School Education Department served eggs on a daily basis as its protein supplement, in the midday meal scheme. Once the price of eggs became high, the Department was forced to change its tack.
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The World Bank ranks India second in the world in terms of the number of children suffering from malnutrition in the age group of 0-6 years. Also, around 2.1 million Indian children die every year before reaching the age of five. According to the National Family Health Survey (2005-06), 46% of children under the age of three are underweight in India compared to 28% in Sub Saharan Africa and 8% in China.
Even with such alarming figures, one finds that the subject of undernutrition and malnutrition do not find space in the mainstream discourse in the country. Not only that, even the media does not highlight such an important development issues often enough. The fellowship seeks to do just that, put the issue in the mainstream media…
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