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In order to provide more comprehensive and meaningful search results on our site, several reports are available for viewing and download directly. Kindly visit the main sites of the author organisations for more complete and updated information. We acknowledge our gratitude to the many people and sources whose work has been drawn freely upon. We thank them all.


What are the current states of indicators contributing to a comprehensive view of nutrition for health and development in India?
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Comprehensive Nutrition Survey in Maharashtra, India - 2012

Comprehenaive Nutrition Survey in Maharashtra 2012The Maharashtra Comprehensive Nutrition Survey 2012 is the first ever state-specific nutrition survey with a focus on infants and children under-two and their mothers. A representative sample of children under two years of age was selected from each of the six administrative divisions of Maharashtra namely, Amravati, Aurangabad, Konkan, Nagpur, Nashik and Pune. A selection of primary sampling units in both rural and urban areas was drawn by probability proportional to size sampling followed by systematic random sampling. The rural and urban samples were drawn separately using a multi-stage stratified sampling procedure.

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Why is breastfeeding so important?Why Is Breastfeeding So Important?
Breastfeeding provides the perfect nutrition for your baby and provides many health benefits for both mother and baby.
• Initiating breast feeding within the first hour and exclusive breastfeeding can prevent under two mortality.
• Breastfeeding: Exclusive breastfeeding
• Colostrum - Gift of a protective cover from the mother
• We believe all mothers know how to feed their child. But do they?
• Myths and facts about breast milk
• Complimentary feeding
• Role of media in promoting proper young child feeding: Media should focus on and promote measures that are required to be taken urgently to ensure the survival of children
Why Is Breastfeeding So Important?Download .pdf 17.5 mb.


Inadequate feeding of infant and young children in India:
lack of nutritional information or food affordability?

Nisha Malhotra  - Research paper
Public Health Nutrition, Available on CJO doi:10.1017/S1368980012004065

Objective: Despite a rapidly growing economy and rising income levels in India, improvements in child malnutrition have lagged. Data from the most recent National Family Health Survey reveal that the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices recommended by the WHO and the Indian Government, including the timely introduction of solid food, are not being followed by a majority of mothers in India. It is puzzling that even among rich households children are not being fed adequately. The present study analyses the socio-economic factors that contribute to this phenomenon, including the role of nutritional information.

Design IYCF practices from the latest National Family Health Survey (2005–2006) were analysed. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to establish the determinants of poor feeding practices. The indicators recommended by the WHO were used to assess the IYCF practices.

Setting: India.

Subjects: Children (n 9241) aged 6–18 months.

Results: Wealth was shown to have only a small effect on feeding practices. For children aged 6–8 months, the mother's wealth status was not found to be a significant determinant of sound feeding practices. Strikingly, nutritional advice on infant feeding practices provided by health professionals (including anganwadi workers) was strongly correlated with improved practices across all age groups. Exposure to the media was also found to be a significant determinant.

Conclusions: Providing appropriate information may be a crucial determinant of sound feeding practices. Efforts to eradicate malnutrition should include the broader goals of improving knowledge related to childhood nutrition and IYCF practices.


Did you know
  • In 2008, the number of undernourished people in the world rose to 963 million (more than the combined populations of the United States, Canada and the European Union), up 40 million from 2007.
  • Hunger does not affect just the individual. Economists estimate that every child whose physical and mental development is stunted by hunger and malnutrition stands to lose 5 percent to 10 percent in lifetime earnings.
  • The total food surplus of the United States alone could satisfy every empty stomach in Africa; France's leftovers could feed the hungry in Democratic Republic of Congo and Italy's could feed Ethiopia's undernourished.
  • Today 25,000 people will die from hunger. A child dies every six seconds of malnutrition or starvation.
  • There is enough food in the world today for everyone to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life.
  • The global rise in food prices has pushed an estimated 40 million more people into hunger this year, UN food agency says. There are now 963 million hungry people, accounting for almost 15% of the world population. The financial crisis, could tip even more people into poverty and hunger, it warns.
  • By 2009-end, the ranks of the hungry is expected to swell to 1 billion people. Number of hungry rose by 110 million in past 6 years.
  • Chronic hunger is calculated by prevalence of child malnutrition in population, rates of child mortality and proportion of people who are calorie deficient.
  • There are an estimated 350 to 400 million children under 18 suffering from hunger in the world today.
  • WHO/UNICEF estimates 149 million children under five are underweight — a key indicator of undernutrition.
  • Between five and six million under-fives die each year from diseases which they could have survived if they were not undernourished.
  • 73 percent of the world's underweight under-fives live in just ten countries.

Hunger and India

With more than 200 million hungry people, India has the largest number of hungry in the world.

  • On Global Hunger Index, India ranks 66th out of 68 countries.
  • In the index, all Indian states are at 'serious' level of hunger. 12 states fall in 'alarming' category.
  • Madhya Pradesh is India's most malnourished state.

India: Nutrition Resource Platform

Malnutrition in children and women remains as one of the greatest challenges in India. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children.

In response to this major challenge, and one of the key decisions of Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges, Ministry of Women and Child Development has prepared an IEC campaign against malnutrition. This campaign has the pro bono services of Shri Aamir Khan and has the active support from UNICEF and other development partners.

The overall objective of the nationwide information, education and communication campaign against malnutrition is to address issues of status of women, the care of pregnant mothers and children under two, breastfeeding and the importance of balanced nutrition, health.

Information, Education & Communication (IEC) Campaign Against Malnutrition

WebcastTrainingIEC Creatives ( Press Ads, Outdoor, Posters, Videos, Radio ) in 18 Languages:

HindiEnglishUrduPunjabiGujarati MarathiKonkaniBengaliOriyaAssameseManipuriKhasiMizoGaroKannadaMalayalamTamilTelugu

Media Kit:

Part I English

Part II English

Part I Hindi

Part II Hindi

Indian National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has come up with several schemes deciding the norms of child nutrition. These are:

Severe Acute Malnutrition - Indian Pediatrics - Special Issue (August 2010)

Perspective: Management of Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition: A National Priority – Umesh Kapil and HPS Sachdev - Download in pdf formatPDF

Editorial: Therapeutic Nutrition for Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition: Summary of African Experience – André Briend and Steve Collins - Download in pdf formatPDF

Guidelines: Consensus Statement: National Consensus Workshop on Management of SAM Children through Medical Nutrition Therapy – Writing Committee: HPS Sachdev, Umesh Kapil and Sheila Vir - Download in pdf formatPDF

Review Article: Evolution of Nutritional Management of Acute Malnutrition– Michael H Golden - PDF

Research Papers: Locally Made Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for Treatment of Malnutrition: A Randomized Controlled Trial–Azara Sneha Singh, Gagandeep Kang, Anup Ramachandran, Rajiv Sarkar, Pearline Peter and Anuradha Bose - Download in pdf formatPDF

Hospital Based Nutrition Rehabilitation of Severely Undernourished Children Using Energy Dense Local Foods – Raja Sriswan Mamidi, Bharati Kulkarni, KV Radhakrishna and Veena Shatrugna - Download in pdf formatPDF

Home-based Rehabilitation of Severely Malnourished Children in Resource Poor Setting – Deepak Patel, Piyush Gupta, Dheeraj Shah and Kamlesh Sethi - Download in pdf formatPDF

Focus: Production and Distribution of a Therapeutic Nutritional Product for Severe Acute Malnutrition in India: Opportunities and Challenges – KN Beesabathuni and UCM Natchu - Download in pdf formatPDF

Eureca: Efficacy and Safety of Therapeutic Nutrition Products for Home Based Therapeutic Nutrition for Severe Acute Malnutrition: A Systematic Review – Tarun Gera - Download in pdf formatPDF


Undernourished Children: A Call for Reform and Action

World Bank

India's Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) needs to undergo significant changes to address the current malnutrition crisis in India, according to a World Bank report. The prevalence of underweight children in India is among the highest in the world, and is nearly double that of Sub-Saharan Africa, the report says. It also observes that malnutrition in India is a concentrated phenomenon. A relatively small number of states, districts, and villages account for a large share of the burden - 5 states and 50 percent of villages account for about 80 percent of the malnutrition cases.

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The National Family Health Survey (NFHS)

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The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India. The NFHS is a collaborative project of the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India; ORC Macro, Calverton, Maryland, USA and the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India, designated IIPS as the nodal agency, responsible for providing coordination and technical guidance for the NFHS. NFHS was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with supplementary support from United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). IIPS collaborated with a number of Field Organizations (FO) for survey implementation. Each FO was responsible for conducting survey activities in one or more states covered by the NFHS. Technical assistance for the NFHS was provided by ORC Macro and the East-West Center.

The first National Family Health Survey (NFHS-1) was conducted in 1992-93. The survey collected extensive information on population, health, and nutrition, with an emphasis on women and young children. Eighteen Population Research Centres (PRCs), located in universities and institutes of national repute, assisted IIPS in all stages of conducting NFHS-1. All the state-level and national-level reports for the survey have already been published (48 reports in all).

The second National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2) was conducted in 1998-99 in all 26 states of India with added features on the quality of health and family planning services, domestic violence, reproductive health, anemia, the nutrition of women, and the status of women. The results of the survey are currently being published.

The third National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) was carried out in 2005-2006. Eighteen Research Organizations including five Population Research Centres carried out the survey in 29 states of India. The funding for NFHS-3 is provided by USAID, DFID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, UNFPA, and MOHFW, GOI. ORC Macro, USA, is providing technical assistance for NFHS-3, and the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) are providing technical assistance for the HIV component.

National Family Health Survey 2014-2015 (NFHS-4) India

In 2014-2015, India will implement the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4). Like its predecessors, NFHS-4 will be conducted under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, coordinated by the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, and implemented by a group of survey organizations and Population Research Centres, following a rigorous selection procedure. Technical assistance for NFHS-4 will again be provided by ICF International, USA with the major financial support from the United States Agency for International Development and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

In addition to the 29 states, NFHS-4 will also include all six union territories for the first time and will also provide estimates of most indicators at the district level for all 640 districts in the country as per the 2011 census. NFHS-4 sample size is expected to be approximately 568,200 households, up from about 109,000 households in NFHS-3. This is expected to yield a total sample of 625,014 women and 93,065 men eligible for the interview. In these households information on 265,653 children below age 5 will be collected in the survey. Data will be collected using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) on mini-notebook computers.

NFHS- will provide updates and evidence of trends in key population, health and nutrition indicators, including HIV prevalence. Moreover, the survey will cover a range of health-related issues, including fertility, infant and child mortality, maternal and child health, perinatal mortality, adolescent reproductive health, high-risk sexual behaviour, safe injections, tuberculosis, and malaria, non-communicable diseases, domestic violence, HIV knowledge, and attitudes toward people living with HIV. The information will enable the GOI to provide national and international agencies to monitor and evaluate policies and programmes related to population, health, nutrition, and HIV/AIDS.

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NFHS Reports available on this site

For more comprehensive searches on the site and your convenience we have made several reports available for viewing and download directly from ourweb site - Kindly visit the main NFHS site more complete and updated information.

National Family Health Survey 2005-2006 (NFHS-3) India Reports



Key Findings Report Download in pdf format64.9 mb

Briefing Kit

NFHS-3 Fact Sheets - India and 29 States

Key Findings from NFHS-3

The 2005-2006 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), the third in the NFHS series of surveys, provides information on population, health and nutrition in India and each of its 29 States. The survey is based on a sample of households which is representative at the National and State levels. NFHS-3 provides trend data on key indicators and includes information on several new topics, such as HIV/AIDS-related behaviour and the health of slum populations. For the first time, NFHS-3 also provides information on men and unmarried women. In addition, HIV prevalence is measured at the national level and for selected states.

These Fact Sheets presents provisional information on key indicators and trends at the national level. The NFHS-3 fieldwork was conducted by 18 research organizations between December 2005 and August 2006.

State Reports of the following States have been released and key findings disseminated in their respective State capitals.

The Seminar Presentations of the key findings for different states are also available online.


Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health and Nutrition Mission at Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Child Development Center - NRC - Nutrition Rehabilitation Center, child tracking web based system

The State Government has decided to establish the Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health and Nutrition Mission at Aurangabad to tackle the grave issues of malnutrition and mortality among the children. The mission would, over a period of five years, aim at significantly reducing the incidence of severe malnutrition amongst children in 0 to 6 age group. The mission objectives stress on health and nutrition of pregnant and lactating mothers as well as special attention to children during the first year of the birth. The mission is headed by a senior officer of the rank of secretary to the State Government. The mission would undertake major publicity campaign in all towns and villages of Maharashtra to stress the importance of health and nutrition, with the ultimate aim of progressively taking over the responsibility for mother and child care.


Food Security

A quarter of India's population lives below what has been termed a 'starvation line'. Why have foodgrain and calorieconsumption actually fallen in the last 15 years of structural adjustment? Why have foodgrain and calorie consumption actually fallen in the last 15 years of structural

  • Introduction: Increasing food insecurity in South Asia
    By Jayati Ghosh
    South Asian nations have transformed from food-deficit countries in the 1960s and '70s to food-surplus countries in the 1980s and '90s. And yet, food insecurity and under-nutrition remain huge problems. How is this paradox to be explained?
  • All you who sleep hungry tonight
    By Harsh Mander
    Persistent food insecurity is not just related to economic barriers to access food, but also to social barriers. A silent daily tragedy plays out in many homes and streets in our country, where millions go to sleep hungry. Women are likely to eat less in many families, and dalits face discrimination even in schemes like mid-day meals and the PDS. The discourse on starvation must shift from people dying of starvation to the socially-marginalised groups that are living with it
  • Why Karmeena Musahar died
    By Anosh Malekar
    Five children have died of hunger-related causes in the Musahar community of eastern UP since May 2006. Entire families in this and other communities in the state are starving. In addition to extreme poverty, the Musahars' low status in the caste hierarchy keeps them out of government food and employment schemes. As India claims to join the league of globalised nations, it cannot ignore these everyday realities of millions of its citizens
  • The poverty line is a starvation line
    By Mohan uruswamy And Ronald Joseph Abraham
    The poverty line in India measures only the most basic calorie intake, recording not nutrition but only the satiation of hunger. At present the poverty line stands at Rs 368 and Rs 559 per person per month for rural and urban areas, just about enough to buy 650 grams of foodgrains every day. A nutritious diet itself would cost around Rs 573 per capita per month, let alone the cost of securing other basic needs. When such an inclusive measure of poverty is used, as many as 68-84% of Indians would qualify as poor
  • Consumed by calories
    By Alpana Sagar
    A realistic measure of poverty would recognise that mere intake of calories does not indicate nutritional status. It would move away from an emphasis on minimal energy requirements and consumption expenditures and recognise that the balance of nutrients in a diet, absorptive capacity of the body, quality of living environment, nature of a person's work, and gender, among other factors, determine the body's food and energy requirements. A poverty line that ignores such complexities is missing a large part of the picture of deprivation
  • 'All we want is to live'
    By Anosh Malekar
    Deaths related to malnutrition have been in the news in Melghat, Amravati district, Maharashtra, since the 1990s. Despite an interim order of the Bombay High Court and several welfare schemes, 670 infants died of malnutrition in Melghat between April 2005 and March 2006. What is going wrong?
  • How famine was created
    By Mike Davis
    The British insisted that they had rescued India from "timeless hunger". In fact, there were 31 serious famines in 120 years of British rule against only 17 recorded famines in the previous two millennia. It was the process of incorporating India into the world market to serve colonial interests that caused incalculable damage to Indian peasants, the agrarian economy, and food security
  • Along the famished road
    By Jaideep Hardikar
    Vidarbha has been ripped apart by an onslaught of devastating policies. Thousands of desperate farmers have committed suicide. Indebtedness, hunger and ill health are common. The government has announced empty packages but refuses to address the real issues such as declining support prices, an influx of imports, a shift to cash crops, rising input costs and cutbacks on credit. In this complex spiral, the food security of food producers themselves has been compromised
  • Pitfalls of the second green revolution
    By Devinder Sharma
    A wide range of policies-and the second 'Green Revolution'-that the government is introducing in conjunction with Indian corporate houses, American agribusinesses and food multinationals, will have a catastrophic impact on Indian farmers, on sustainability and on food security. The effects are already evident in states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
  • Signing the wrong contract
    By Dr Sudhirendar Sharma
    Many states in India are promoting contract farming, ostensibly to allow "technology transfer, capital inflow and an assured market" for crops. This means letting retailers and global corporations enter into profitable agreements that are detrimental to the farmer. By ignoring the better option of cooperative farming, which has proved beneficial to farmers, the government is placing Indian agriculture and food production at great risk
  • No wheat to eat
    By Rahul Goswami
    India is importing an unprecedented amount of wheat this year-often sub-standard grain bought at high rates. Domestic stocks are low and the price of wheat is increasing. These are the effects of changes in policy dictated by big agribusinesses and global cartels, which lower procurement by the government, discourage buffer stocks, debilitate the Food Corporation of India, tear apart the PDS, and facilitate hoarding and then private trading. Caught in the global grain market, India's self-sufficiency in food is at great risk
  • Food at stake
    By rinda Karat
    Ten years after the dismantling of the universal public distribution system (PDS), the statistical jugglery of the targeted food distribution system actually excludes millions of poor in both the BPL and APL categories. Targeting is linked to neoliberal policies that seek to limit, if not eliminate, the government's welfare responsibilities
  • The right to food
    By Biraj Patnaik
    The Right to Food Campaign has succeeded in placing hunger at the centre of development discourse in India. The campaign hopes that this long-running case will culminate in the right to food becoming a fundamental right that can be made justiciable in any court of law in the country. The case and the accompanying campaign have established the importance of the law as facilitator, but the right to food also requires political means and people's participation
  • 'Legal action has its limits'
    By Jean reze
    Biraj Patnaik in conversation with Jean Dreze
    Legal action is an integral part of democratic politics, and the Right to Food Campaign is about supplementing legal action with other forms of public action, says development economist Jean Dreze
  • Guarantee against hunger?
    By Tanushree Sood
    If effectively implemented, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act will go a long way towards ensuring food security and protecting rural households from hunger
  • Insecure in the gathering dusk
    By andana Bhatia
    Being old and poor in India often means being hungry and helpless. The decade-old National Old Age Pension Scheme is a buffer for this section of the population, but it is not universal and leaves out many vulnerable people
  • Disintegrated services
    By Nandini Nayak
    There are large gaps between the intentions and implementation of the ICDS, the only government programme aimed at providing nutrition, health and education-related services to children, adolescent girls and mothers
  • Women eat least, and last
    By Dipa Sinha
    Women are more vulnerable to malnutrition. But the targeted food programmes for women, including the National Maternity Benefit Scheme, focus only - and inadequately -- on the reproductive function of women. Ensuring that women secure their right to food is not seen as a desirable goal in itself, even though women are nutritionally deprived at all other stages of their life
  • The empty belly of Bhandup
    By Anosh Malekar
    Eleven chronically malnourished children from a slum in Mumbai were admitted to hospital in June. A survey found that 63% of the children in the slums of Bhandup were malnourished
  • Nine myths about hunger
    Only by freeing ourselves from the grip of widely held myths can we grasp the roots of hunger and see what we can do to end it
  • Neglecting hunger, bypassing health
    By Mohan Rao
    Studies show that a decline in the death rate in some countries that accompanied a decline in infectious diseases, had little to do with medical technology and more to do with increasing resistance to diseases because of improved nutrition. A study of malaria deaths in India in the early-20th century similarly links starvation and immunity. But despite the prevalence of acute and chronic hunger in India, hunger has fallen off the public health map
  • Increasing hunger amongst relative plenty
    By Utsa Patnaik
    In 2000-01, the average Indian family of four was absorbing 93 kg less foodgrain than just four years earlier. This massive drop has little to do with a shortfall in food supply. It is the result of an unprecedented decline in purchasing power in rural areas, thanks to deflationary policies and trade liberalisation
  • Nutritional requirements in India
  • Diet and nutritional status of rural adolescents in India
  • Accelerating Progress toward Reducing Child Malnutrition in India - A Concept for Action
  • Food and Nutrition in India: Facts and Interpretations
  • India State Hunger Index: Comparisons of Hunger Across States
  • 2008 Global Hunger Index FAQs
  • Clues to the Puzzle of Child Malnutrition in India
  • National Nutrition Policy - Government of India 24 pages 8.4mb
  • Indian Pediatrics and Child Survival
  • Malnourishment among Children in India: A Regional Analysis
  • IFA supplementation - National Nutritional anaemia Prophylaxis programme
  • Complementary Feeding Guidelines
  • Food and Nutrition Board
  • Nutrition Society of India
  • Library of National Institute of Nutrition
    (Indian Council of Medical Research), Hyderabad (INDIA)
  • Recommendations of the Consultation Meetings on Nutrition
  • Dietary Tips for Better Health 56 pages - English  21.7mb  |  Hindi 21.6mb
    Food & Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India
    March 2007
  • India's Undernourished Children: A Call for Reform and Action 116 pages 3.2mb
    Michele Gragnolati, Meera Shekar, Monica Das Gupta, Caryn Bredenkamp and Yi-Kyoung Lee - World Bank
  • Vitamin A & IFA Supplementation 4 pages 210kb
    Government of India, Ministry of Health & Famil Welfare, Department of Family Welfare, Chid Health Division
  • Growth Monitoring - as per IAP & WHO  18 pages 55kb
  • Report of the working group on integrating nutrition with health
    11th Five-Year Plan - (2007-2012)    82 pages 714 kb
    Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development, November 2006
  • Mother-Child Nutrition Mission, Maharashtra - V Ramani
    Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health & Nutrition Mission, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
    Presentation:  flash 778 kb  |  powerpoint 2.2 mb
  • Maharashtra - Nutrition Protocol in English  6 pages 48kb
    Rajmata Jajau Mother-Child Health & Nutrition Mission

    Ideal Nutritional Food for Toddlers - 7 Months to 3 Years
    For 1 to 6 Days, For 7 to 14 Days, For 1 to 6 Days Children with diarrhoea)

    Ideal Nutritional Food for Children - 3 to 6 Years
    For 1 to 6 Days, For 7 to 14 Days, For 1 to 6 Days (Children with diarrhoea)
  • Highlights of Nutrition Initiatives of FNB and MWCD in the context of achieving Food and Nutrition Security in the country 5 pages 110kb
  • Growth Monitoring Chart

Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) IV


India's Undernourished Children: A Call for Reform and Action

India's Undernourished Children
A Call for Reform and Action

India's Undernourished Children: A Call for Reform and Actionpdf 3.2 mb - 116 pages - original at World Bank site

Executive SummaryIndia's Undernourished Children: A Call for Reform and Actionpdf

Michele Gragnolati; Caryn Bredenkamp; Meera Shekar; Monica Das Gupta; Yi-Kyoung Lee
Publisher: The World Bank
Keywords: Nutrition; Anganwadi; Health; India; Food; ICDS; Child; South Asia; Malnutrition

The prevalence of child undernutrition in India is among the highest in the world, nearly double that of Sub-Saharan Africa, with dire consequences for morbidity, mortality, productivity and economic growth. Drawing on qualitative studies and quantitative evidence from large household surveys, this book explores the dimensions of child undernutrition in India and examines the effectiveness of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program, India's main early child development intervention, in addressing it. Although levels of undernutrition in India declined modestly during the 1990s, the reductions lagged behind those achieved by other countries with similar economic growth. Nutritional inequalities across different states and socioeconomic and demographic groups remain large. Although the ICDS program appears to be well-designed and well-placed to address the multi-dimensional causes of malnutrition in India, several problems exist that prevent it from reaching its potential. The book concludes with a discussion of a number of concrete actions that can be taken to bridge the gap between the policy intentions of ICDS and its actual implementation.


Annual Gross Income - India - Euromonitor International - November 2008
117 pages - India's Undernourished Children: A Call for Reform and Actionpdf  - 1.5mb

This report forms part of the report series that complements the Euromonitor International Countries and Consumer Database. Each country profile is structured under the following sub-headings:

  • Population
  • Consumer segmentation
  • Households
  • Household segmentation
  • Labour
  • Income
  • Consumer expenditures
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Housing
  • Household goods and services
  • Transport
  • Communications
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Education
  • Hotels and catering
  • Miscellaneous goods and services

The information in this report was gathered from a wide range of sources, starting with national statistics offices. This information was cross-checked for consistency, probability and mathematical accuracy.

Secondly, we sought to fill in the gaps in the official national statistics by using private-sector surveys and official pan-regional and global sources. Furthermore, Euromonitor International has carried out an extensive amount of modelling in order to come up with interesting data sets to complement the national standards available.

The wide range of sources used in the compilation of this report means that there are occasional discrepancies in the data, which we were not able to reconcile in every instance. Even when the data is produced by the same national statistical office on a specific parameter, like the total Population in a particular year, discrepancies can occur depending on whether it was derived from a survey, a national census or a projection and whether the data is based on mid-year or January figures.

For slow trends where it is interesting to look at a long period as well as projections, data is presented for 1995, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2015. Fast-moving trends are illustrated with data sets relating to 1995, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006-2007.


Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl

Breast Crawl

Initiation of Breastfeeding by Breast Crawl

visit for video and complete dossier.

UNICEF, WHO and WABA along with the scientific community strongly recommend initiating breastfeeding within an hour of birth.
Evidence shows that early initiation can prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below one month in developing countries.

Every newborn, when placed on the mother's abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother's breast all on its own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed. This is called the "Breast Crawl".

This method is evidence based and has been field tested by us. A documentary on the "Breast Crawl" has been prepared for training, advocacy and for wider dissemination. The video has created a very high level of sensitivity among all the levels of functionaries and was officially endorsed by senior policy makers as the right approach for initiating breastfeeding. This dossier provides the background and a scientific overview to the documentary.

We are sure that this documentary and dossier will greatly help similar initiatives worldwide. It is our strong desire that this information helps every mother and baby to experience the miracle of Breast Crawl. If we all could achieve early initiation of breastfeeding, we will be able to prevent 22% of all deaths among babies below 1 month.

This can be achieved by training all health care providers to initiate breastfeeding, by Breast Crawl, to give infants the best start in life.


The Society of Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) are a voluntary secular non-profit organization founded in 1999. SNEHA was formed by a group of concerned doctors and social workers to address the special needs of women and children in urban slums.

"You should see what a brave fight babies in neonatal intensive care units put up. And yet, so many of them die. To lose a newborn life like this is heartbreaking. Especially when we know that such tragedies can be prevented.

We strongly believe that if a mother's health is attended to, if she receives basic nutrition, health care and education in her formative years as well as during pregnancy, then newborn babies would not have to die."


HIV Testing and counselling Guidelines

Enabling people to know their status through confidential HIV testing and counselling

WHO is providing technical support to the national scale up of counselling and testing services including monitoring and evaluation of the programme. The goal is to accelerate the quality of scale-up of integrated testing and counselling services (ICTC) as envisaged by the National AIDS Control Programme Phase III (NACP-III) and to build local capacity for ICTC expansion which forms an important entry gateway for HIV prevention and care services.

Operational guidelines for ICTC 2007

English Publications available from from
The National Institute of Nutrition in India

Several informative and low-priced books and journals are brought out by the Institute in English as well as in some regional languages. These publications contain the quintessence of Institute's research endeavors over the years. To popularise these publications among people, a short write-up describing the essential features of these publications is given below.

  Title of the Publication Price Rs.

Nutritive Value of Indian Foods (NVIF)

This book provides detailed information on the nutrient com- position of over 600 Indian foods. It contains a simple account of current concepts of nutrition science, nutritional chemistry of major food groups and nutritional deficiency diseases. In addition, the book incorporates latest information on nutritional requirement and recommended dietary allowances and on the guidelines for formulating healthy, balanced diets. This book is a must for all those who wish to know more about nutritive value of foods including students, medical and health professionals, planners as well as general public.


Nutrition for Mother and Child

Mother and child health forms a major thrust area of public health. Nationwide surveys have revealed a wide prevalence of malnutrition among mothers and children, mainly belonging to the underprivileged sections of society. The book discusses in-depth the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating mothers, infants and pre-school aged children. Several types of low-cost nutritious recipes are described in the book after thoroughly testing these foods in the community for acceptability and tolerance. It is hoped that this low priced informative book will serve the dual purpose of training the health personnel and educating the average Indian housewife in ensuring better health for herself and her child.


Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for population groups are used for formulating dietary guidelines and for planing national food and agricultural strategies.

An ICMA Expert Committee, constituted a few years back had revised and updated the existing ADA in the light of newer knowledge. This book contains such updated information on the protein energy requirements, definition of quantum and type of fat intakes and other related themes. In addition, ADA for some other nutrients like fat-soluble vitamins, trace elements and electrolytes are also listed. The book is a good reference guide especially for policy makers and researchers.


Some Common Indian Recipes and Their Nutritive Value

Over 200 rice and wheat-based sweets and savories, commonly eaten in northern, southern, eastern and western regions of India are covered in this book. The details pertaining to cooking methods and nutritive value of these recipes will help housewives to plan healthy menus for the family and also assist in formulating nutritious school lunches and community feeding programmes. Hostels, restaurants and cafeterias can take a few dietary tips from this book.


Low Cost Nutritious Supplements

After carefully studying the local traditions and eating habits of the community, many inexpensive and nutritious recipes have been worked out at the institute to suit people of different regions. This booklet discusses the principles governing the formulation of these recipes and lists out several food supplements for infants and young children. Most of these recipes are based on coarse cereals, legumes and other locally available foods. This low priced booklet will help mothers to plan healthy diets for their children in the most economical way.


Some Therapeutic Diets 12.00

Menus for Low-Cost Balanced Diets and School Lunch Programmes (Suitable for South Indians / Suitable for North Indians)

These two booklets provide diet-based information to assist in the formulation of nutritious snacks and mid-day meals for school going children of both northern and southern regions of the country. Ingredients used in the preparation of these recipes are inexpensive and method of cooking described is simple. These two low priced booklets will help in strengthening the school meal programmes operational in some parts of the country.

8.00 / 10.00


Fruits, along with vegetables, form a treasure-trove of nutrients. Though a variety of fruits are grown and consumed in the country, the prevalence of micronutrient malnutrition is alarmingly high among people. This book contains wealth of information on the nutritional aspects of several popular fruits including amla, papaya, guava, sapota, seetaphal and many others. A section of the book has been devoted to a range of lip smacking fruit-based recipes.


25 Years of National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau 50.00

Count What You Eat

This book is of immense practical value to practicing dieticians and to those health conscious people who love to count calories before eating. It is always a challenge to make recipes both nutritious as well as tasty. This book provides information on different methods of cooking and on protein, carbohydrate, fat and mineral contents of each of these recipes. A glossary of terms commonly used in food preparations is also presented. The book helps the research workers too in the calculation of the nutrient content of diets of people.


Dietary Tips for the Elderly

Old aged people comprise a significant chunk of Indian population today. Their number keeps steadily increasing as a direct consequence of increased life expectancy. Health and nutritional problems also affect the lives of the elderly. This booklet provides information on several Easy-to-cook and Ready-to-eat nutritional recipes, which require minimum cooking time. The booklet also contains information on the nature of ageing process, nutrient requirement and dietary sources of nutrients.


Diet and Diabetes (D & D)

Dietary management of diabetes is one of the most effective ways of controlling the disease. This beautifully illustrated book educates general public on various aspects of diabetes including its types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention and dietary management. All you wanted to know about food exchange system, glycemic index, model diets, exercise regimen, insulin and other oral drugs, use of alcohol and artificial sweetners and therapeutic effect of fenugreek (methi) seeds are found in this book which is an information storehouse on diabetes.


Diet and Heart Disease (DHD)

Diet plays a vital role in the prevention of heart disease. This book provides in-depth information on several factors relating to heart health. Structure and function of heart, types of heart diseases, dietary and non-dietary prescription for a healthy heart, nutritive value some commonly eaten foods, heart-healthy recipes are some major aspects covered in this well illustrated book. This book written in simple, non-technical style is highly recommended for both the students of food and nutrition as well as the general public.

Dietary Guidelines for Indians - A Manual

This manual is the most recent publication of the Institute and translates the nutrition-based recommended dietary allowances into food based practical guidelines. The nutrition knowledge imparted through this book aims to promote the concept of balanced diet and positive lifestyles right from infancy to old age. The book educates the common man to meet his nutritional needs through the judicious use of locally available, low-cost nutritious foods and informs about the deleterious effects of high calorie and cholesterol rich foods on one's health. Students of nutrition and medical sciences, health personnel, policy makers and researchers will find this manual extremely informative and useful.

Dietary Guidelines for Indians - A booklet

(English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu)
Hindi Publications
1 Phal 22.00
2 Apne Ahar Ko Jane (Out of Stock)
Telugu Publications
1 Dietary Guidelines for Women & Children 20.00
2 Low Cost Nutritious Supplements (LCNS – T) 10.00
3 Dietary Guidelines for Indians - A Manual 30.00

Kindly contact the National Institute of Nutrition to order these Publications

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List of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Priced Publications
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*All foreign prices, except where indicated otherwise, are in Rupees.

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  Indian Foreign*
Clinical Manual for Inborn Errors of Metabolism

250. 750.
Perspectives of Indian Medicinal Plants in the Management of Liver Disorders

500. US$40.
Nutritive Value of Indian Foods (1985)
by C. Gopalan, B.V. Rama Sastri and S.C. Balasubramanian,
Revised and Updated (1989)
by B.S. Narasinga Rao, K.C.Pant and Y.G. Deosthale ((Reprinted 2004)

40. 120.
Low Cost Nutritious Supplements
(Second Edition 1975, Reprinted 2000)

7. 21.
A Manual of Laboratory Techniques
(Second Edition 2003)

by N. Raghuramulu, K. Madhavan, S. Kalyanasundaram

110. 330.
Menus for Low Cost Balanced Diets and School Lunch Programmes
Suitable for North India
(Second Edition 1977, Reprinted 1998)

6. 18.
Menus for Low Cost Balanced Diets and School Lunch Programmes
Suitable for South India
(Fourth Edition 1996, Reprinted 2002)

8. 24.
Some Common Indian Recipes and their Nutritive Value (Fourth Edition 1977, Reprinted 2002) by Swaran Pasricha & L.M. Rebello

25. 75.
Nutrition for Mother & Child (Fifth Edition 2002) by P.S. Venkatachalam & L.M. Rebello

20. 60.
Japanese Encephalitis in India (Revised Edition 1980)

5. 15.
Some Therapeutic Diets (Fifth Edition 1996, Reprinted 2002) By Swaran Pasricha

10. 30.
Nutrient Requirements & Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians
(1990, Reprinted 2004)

25. 75.
Fruits (Second Edition 1996, Reprinted 2000) by Indira Gopalan & M. Mohan Ram

20. 60.
Count What You Eat (1989, Reprinted 2000) by Swaran Pasricha

25. 75.
Diet & Diabetes (Second Edition 1993, Reprinted 2000) by T.C. Raghuram, Swaran Pasricha & R.D. Sharma

20. 60.
Dietary Tips for the Elderly (1992, Reprinted 2000) by Swaran Pasricha & B.V.S. Thimmayamma

7. 21.
Diet and Heart Disease (1994, Reprinted 2000) by Ghafoorunissa and Kamala Krishnaswamy

30. 90.
Depressive Disease (1986) by A. Venkoba Rao

58. US$14.
# Medicinal Plants of India Vol.2 (1987)

136. US$33.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol I (2003)

600. 1800.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol II (2005)

600. 1800.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol III (2005)

890. US$65.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol IV (2006)

700. US$50.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol V (2008)

500. US$40.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol VI (2008)

600. US$45.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol VII (2008)

600. US$45.
Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants Vol VIII (2010)

1,600. US$112.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 1 (Abe - Alle) 2004

620. 1,860.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 2 (Alli - Ard) 2004

620. 1860.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 3 (Are - Azi) 2004

620. 1860.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 4 2004

620. US$40.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 5 2007

900. US$70.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 6 (Ch-Ci) 2008

900. US$63.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 7 (Cl-Co) 2008

1,000. US$70.
Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants Vol. 9 (Da-Dy) 2009

1,000. US$70.
Dietary Guidelines for Indians - A Manual
(1998, Reprinted 2003)

30. 90.00.
Dietary Guidelines for Indians 
(1998, Reprinted 1999)

10. 30.
Poshan Niyamawali
( Second Edition  1974, Reprint 1990 )
6. 18.
Phal (1998)

22. 66.
Bhartiyon ke liye Aahar Sambandhi Margdarsgika
(1998, Reprinted 1999)

10. 30.

Periodical Publications

The Indian Journal of Medical Research (Monthly)

The total number of the issues of the Journal will be 12 per year (excluding Supplements)
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Payment may be made by cheque, bank draft or Postal Orders payable to the Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. Payments through credit card and money orders are not acceptable.


Periodicals (Quarterly) of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Institutes
Journal of Vector Borne Diseases (Quarterly)
Annual Subscription Rs. 150.00 (India),
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Malaria Research Centre
22, Sham Nath Marg.
Nutrition (English)

Poshan (Hindi)

Poshana (Telugu)
National Institute of Nutrition,
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Annual Subscription Rs 8/-

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Nutrition News


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City Initiative for Newborn Health - Mumbai - Overview and Protocol

City Initiative for Newborn Health - Mumbai - Overview and Protocol
A Collaboration Between SNEHA, MCGM, IPU AND ICICI Bank
City Initiative for Newborn Health - Mumbai - Overview and Protocolpdf 732 kb - 34 pages


To improve the health and survival of mothers and newborn infants in underprivileged communities in Mumbai.

To work with community members in urban slums to achieve improvements in maternal and newborn care practices and care seeking.

To work with municipal health service providers to strengthen decentralised primary care:

  • To achieve provision of high quality antenatal and postnatal care at health posts.
  • To encourage continuous quality improvement in maternal and neonatal services at maternity homes and hospitals and along the referral chain.

To test replicable and scaleable models of interventions to improve maternal and newborn health.

The initiative's primary strategies are to encourage change through participation, self-sustaining group activities, ownership, and appreciative inquiry. The first phase of the initiative will run for 4 years. For the purposes of management and evaluation the package will be organised into three components. Within each component, strategies will be devised by groups convened to plan interventions to improve maternal and neonatal health. Intervention will take place at a number of levels, from community to tertiary.


Ranchi Low Birth Weight Project - Study Protocol

Ranchi Low Birth Weight Project - Study Protocol
Reducing Incidence of Low Birth Weight using a Community based Life Cycle Strategy

Krishi Gram Vikas Kendra, Child In Need Institute, Social Initiatives Group, ICICI Bank
Ranchi Low Birth Weight Project - Study Protocolpdf 805 kb - 16 pages

The Ranchi Low Birth Weight Project is a quasi-experimental action research study to evaluate the effectiveness of life-cycle based community level behavioural interventions in reducing the incidence of low birth weight and improving maternal and child health in Ranchi district of Jharkhand state in India.


Low birth weight (LBW) and childhood malnutrition continue to be major public health problems in India. It is well recognised that maternal and child health services as well as a range of behavioural factors need to work synergistically to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition and improve these key indicators which determine long term prosperity and productivity of a nation. Both on the partners' and other experiences in India and elsewhere, interventions in the Ranchi LBW project aim to improve maternal and infant health outcomes by addressing a range of medico-social and behavioural determinants of low birth weight. The study envisages implementing and evaluating the additive effects of community level behavioural interventions in bringing about positive improvements in maternal and infant health outcomes in an area where mandated public health and related services are ensured.


Ending Child Hunger in India Ending Child Hunger in India
Partnering with Local Institutions for National Advocacy
World Food Programme
World Health Organization
Presentationflash 70 kb  |  powerpoint 179 kb


UNICEF Mother-Child Protection Card and Guide


  • Families / Program participants
  • Anganwadi workers of ICDS - Integrated Child Development Schemes
  • Nurse midwife
  • Supervisors of health and ICDS

This guide book is to be used as a reference book by these functionaries of health and ICDS to focus on under three. The components are

  • Safe Motherhood
  • Care of the New born
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Nutrition
  • Immunisation and
  • The Importance of the Mother Child Protection Card

Mother-Child Protection Card


Mother Child Protection Card
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Mother Child Protection Card
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A Guide For Use of the Mother-Child Protection Card

for the community and the family, Anganwadi Worker, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife & Sector Supervisors

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Facts for Life saves lives!

Hindi Version - 3rd Edition

Facts for Life Home
What is Facts for Life?
Using Facts for Life
Timing Births
Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health
Child Development and Early Learning
Nutrition and Growth
Coughs, Colds and More Serious Illnesses
Child Protection
Injury Prevention
Emergencies: Preparedness and Response

PDF and Word versions Resources

Each year, around 9 million children die from preventable and treatable illnesses before reaching their fifth birthday. Many die during their first year of life. Countless more children live in precarious situations and face diminished futures. The handbook, Facts for Life, provides vital messages and information for mothers, fathers, other family members and caregivers and communities to use in changing behaviours and practices that can save and protect the lives of children and help them grow and develop to their full potential.

This version of Facts for Life builds on the three previous editions, which have been helping families and communities around the world since 1989. Newborn Health has been added to the Safe Motherhood chapter, giving attention to child survival from the first stage of life. A new chapter, Child Protection, has been included, focusing attention on the actions needed to ensure children grow up in protective environments.

Facts for Life is a trusted resource that is written in easy-to-understand language. It has been translated into 215 languages, with over 15 million copies of the previous editions in circulation worldwide. Users are encouraged to be innovative in finding ways to extend the reach of the Facts for Life messages to help families and communities realize the rights of children and women everywhere!

Dr. R. K. Anand's Guide to Child Care: For pregnant mothers and parents of infants, young children, and teenagers

Dr. R. K. Anand's Guide to Child Care

This guide is for pregnant mothers and  parents of infants, young children, and teenagers. A definitive guide to the parent on pregnancy and childrearing from infancy to the teenage years. Authored by one of India's foremost paediatricians and an internationally renowned authority on breastfeeding, the book combines a knowledge of traditional childrearing practices with the latest medical developments in child care.

Dr. Anand's Guide to Child Care answers questions such as:

  • Is there a right age to have a baby?
  • What can I do when my baby cries?
  • Can a working mother successfully breastfeed?
  • How helpful is a joint family in bringing up children?
  • How should we handle our fussy eater?
  • Is my child ready for toilet-training?
  • Are vaccines safe?
  • When is the right age for sex education?
  • How can I raise a happy child?
  • Are drugs overprescribed for childhood illnesses?
  • How should we handle our teenager?
  • What should I do in a medical emergency?


National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding - Aug 2004
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National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding


Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Women and Child Development, Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India
August 2004

37 pages - National Guidelines on Infant and Young Child Feeding - Aug 2004 in pdf formatpdf 936 kb


National Guidelines on Infant Feeding
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National Guidelines on Infant Feeding


Food and Nutrition Board, Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.

17 pages - National Guidelines on Infant Feeding in pdf formatpdf 2.5 mb


Training of Doctors on Nutritional Care During Diarrhoea
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Training of Doctors on Nutritional Care During Diarrhoea


National Diarrhoeal Diseases Control & O.R.T. Programmes
Government of India, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, India
prepared by the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (ICMR) Calcutta, India

15 pages - Training of Doctors on Nutritional Care During Diarrhoea in pdf formatpdf 780 kb


Policy on Control of Nutritional Anaemia
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Policy on Control of Nutritional Anaemia


Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
January 1991

11 pages - Policy on Control of Nutritional Anaemia in pdf formatpdf 1.7 mb


Prevention and Control of Nutritional Anaemia: A South Asia Priority
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Prevention and Control of Nutritional Anaemia: A South Asia Priority


United Nations Children's Fund - Regional Office for South Asia - 2002

16 pages - Prevention and Control of Nutritional Anaemia: A South Asia Priority in pdf formatpdf 2 mb


Preventing and Controlling Iron Deficiency Anaemia Through Primary Health Care
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Preventing and Controlling Iron Deficiency Anaemia Through Primary Health Care

Audience: A Guide for Health Administrators and Programme Managers

E. M. DeMaeyer
Formerly Medical Officer, Nutrition, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
with the collaboration of P. Dallman, J. M. Gurney, L. Hallberg, S. K. Sood & S. G. Srikantia

61 pages - Preventing and Controlling Iron Deficiency Anaemia Through Primary Health Care in pdf formatpdf 1.7 mb


Better Care During Diarrhoea
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Better Care During Diarrhoea

32 pages  - Understanding and Managing Acute Diarrhoea in Infants and Young Children in pdf formatpdf 4.1 mb


Diarrhoea - Green Guide 3
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Diarrhoea - Guide 3


Govt. of India, Central Health Education Bureau, Ministry of health and Family Welfare
May 1984

8 pages - Diarrhoea Guide in pdf formatpdf 2.5 mb


Marathi Cookbook - Iron and Vitamin C Rich Recipes - Gharchya Ghari Anaemia Tala
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Marathi Cookbook
Iron and Vitamin C Rich Recipes
Gharchya Ghari Anaemia Tala


June 2002

67 pages - Marathi Cookbook - Iron and Vitamin C Rich Recipes - Gharchya Ghari Anaemia Tala in pdf formatpdf 2.8 mb


Management of Critically Sick Child
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Management of Critically Sick Child


Directorate of Health Services Maharashtra State
Department of Paediatrics, Cama & Albless Hospital, Mumbai
Maharashtra State Health Education Bureau, Aundh, Pune

41 pages - Management of Crticially Sick Child in pdf formatpdf 9.5 mb


Maharashtra - Guide
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Maharashtra - Guide


26 pages - Maharashtra in pdf formatpdf 879 kb


Vitamin A

Vitamin A: Frequently Asked Questions - English
Vitamin A: Frequently Asked Questions - Marathi -  Vitamin A FAQs in Marathi - pdf formatpdf 49 kb

Vitamin A Marathi brochure -  Vitamin A Marathi brochure in pdf formatpdf 470 kb

Vitamin A Marathi brochure - front
Front - download 219 kb
Vitamin A Marathi brochure - back
Back - download 274 kb


Other Resources

Asia: India: Education. Nationmaster. 26 Aug. 2005. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. 30 Aug. 2005

Bridging The Nutritional Divide. Swaminathan, M.S. The Little Magazine. 17th International Congress on Nutrition, Vienna, August 2001.

India Child Malnutrition Deaths. Chadha, Monica. BBC News, Mumbai. 27 Aug. 2005

Chronic Hunger and the Status of Women in India. Coonrod, S. Carol. The Hunger Project. 8 Aug. 2005

Demographics of India. Nationmaster. 26 Aug. 2005. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. 30 Aug. 2005

Detailed Facts and Statistics about India. Phrasebase. 2005. Phasebase. 26 June, 2005

Hunger Amidst Plenty. Dreze, Jean. India Together. Dec. 2003. Humanscape. 25 June 2005

Early Years. UNICEF. 6 Aug. 2005

Chronic Hunger and Obesity Epidemic. Gardner, Gary. Worldwatch Organization. 2 Aug. 2005

The Asian Diet Pyramid. Gifford, K. Oldways. Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust. 20 June 2005

India has an Enormous Under-Nutrition and Over-Nutrition Problems. Haddad, Dr. Lawrence. 29 June, 2005

India: Latest. UNICEF. 30 June 2005

Child Malnutrition: Myths and Solutions. Kumar, A.K. Shiva. The Little Magazine. UNICEF. 27 June 2005

Child Nutrition in India. Mishra, Vinod. East-West Center. National Family Health Survey Subjects Reports. 30 June 2005

Food Fight For Hunger. Prasenjit Maiti. Council for Development Studies. 4 Aug. 2005

Family Life: India. Rajani, Chetan. The Settlement Organization. Cultural Profiles Project. 30 June 2005

SC Rules on Preventing Starvation Deaths. India Together. Right to Food litigation. 27 Aug. 2005

The Plight of Children in India. Statesman. Food Relief. Bhaktivedanta International Charities. 15 Aug. 2005.

Women's Education Can Improve Child Nutrition in India. National Family Health Survey Bulletin. Feb. 2000. International Institute for Population Sciences Mumbai.

Information on Vegetarian & Vegan Diets (PCRM)

6 March, 2016

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