Integration of family planning and reproductive health services in nutrition programming, an important intervention, is often overlooked. There is a need for strong advocacy for empowering women through such programmes.
They are targeting to break the vicious cycle of a low birth weight baby girl growing up to become an undernourished child, a weak adolescent with low body mass, eventually ending up in an early marriage leading to a weaker next generation
Too many women die in childbirth even now. A husband engaged in his wife’s nutrition is emerging as the single most effective intervention--for a strong and healthy baby, for her and ultimately for him
The National Institute of Hyderabad (NIN) has made major contributions towards raising awareness on malnutrition and poverty. It received the Outlook Poshan Awards 2019 for excellence in the field of nutrition.