NFHS 5 calls for urgent action on child nutrition in India
The article highlights findings from the first round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 5, a large scale nationwide survey of households in India, released in Dec’20. The article primarily focuses on Five major indicators of child nutrition and compares the outcome of first round of NFHS 5, covering 54% of India’s population with previously conducted NFHS, 3 and 4 in the year 2005-06 and 2015-16 respectively.
Mid-day Meal Scheme : Moving from food to nutrition security
The Government of India is already doing notable work through the Mid Day Meal program. However, it can evolve further if state governments are encouraged to pilot new interventions to improve nutrition output and monitor the program.
From providing students with breakfast in Kerala and Gujarat, to encouraging mothers of students to take a more active role in checking quality, learn how several impressive endeavors continues to evolve the Mid Day Meal program.
Mid-day Meal Scheme : How India feeds 115 million children every school day
Over the years, India’s Mid Day Meal program has capitalized on improvements in the digital infrastructure in the country to incorporate systems that enable real-time monitoring and quality checks. Learn more about this flagship initiative