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Community Engagement Helps Gujarat in Tackling Malnutrition

Gujarat is working on several fronts to battle widespread malnutrition among children in the state. In majority (85-90 per cent) of cases, the malnourished kids (or uncomplicated SAM cases), without any medical complications, can be looked after at home with the help of community health workers, supported by several new initiatives. The going is tough but the goals seem achievable....

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Strong Connect Between Sanitation And Health

It is important to prioritize better toilets and washing facilities in schools and homes, and to provide accurate information around menstruation, to ensure right to education, equality and well-being for girls

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1000 Plus Days: A Window Of Opportunity To Improve Health Of Newborn

Impaired nutritional status of women before conception, which is known to influence nutrition status and hence health of the infant, is not covered under the scheme of ICDS. Every 1kg increase in pre-pregnancy weight of the woman helps her future baby. Hence, programmes aimed at improving nutrition status of children will have the greatest impact if they address maternal nutrition before conception.

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Chitrakoot Working All Fronts to Wipe Out Malnutrition

Once listed among the most backward districts in the country, Chitrakoot is charting new course to improve health and education facilities in the district to improve nutrition and growth profile of children.

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Dietary Intervention Allows For Quick Relief In ASD Symptoms

Intervention in childhood is important to promote optimal development and well-being of those with an ASD. Diet therapy the proper supervision can help ensure that the child is still getting all the nutrients that he or she needs to grow into a healthy adult, even while on a special diet

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Orissa Sees Potential In ‘Nutrition Education on Wheel’ Model

Odisha Millets Mission (OMM) is negotiating with women collectives of the state to replicate mobile teaching kitchen model to impart nutrition education. The response is encouraging…

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Why Organic Is Much In Demand These Days; A Positive Change To Think About

Undaunted by multiple challenges, women entrepreneurs strive to get a foothold and make a success of their organic farming and production enterprises. Many are banking on government help for better impact.

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Unaware Rural Parents Are Harming Their Children Under Guise of Love and Care

Two-third of children aged between 6 months to 1 year are consuming biscuits at least once a day in rural Bihar. Unfortunately, most of the available and generally consumed biscuits in rural Bihar are not healthy and nutritious for children.

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Measuring Tape - The New Medical Instrument

In addition to measuring Body Mass Index (BMI), all doctors now measure waist circumference in overweight and obese adults to assess abdominal obesity. This helps in identifying adults at increased risk for morbidity and mortality

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