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Food and Nutritional Security

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  • Food And Nutrition
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The last National Family Health Survey of India (NFHS-3, 2005-06)2 provides clear evidence of the poor state of nutrition among young children, women, and men in India and the lack of progress over time, based on measurements of height and weight, anaemia testing, testing for the iodization of household cooking salt, utilization of nutrition programmes, and information on child feeding practices and vitamin A supplementation. Young children in India suffer from some of the highest levels of stunting, underweight, and wasting observed in any country in the world, and 7 out of every 10 young children are anaemic.

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