Double Fortified Salt: Opportunities and Challenges

  India is home to one in every three of the world’s malnourished children. More often than not, these children fail to achieve their full cognitive and physical potentials, and in-turn grows up to become undernourished parents – giving rise to a vicious cycle of malnutrition. Of all the forms… Read More

Contributing to India’s Poshan Abhiyaan through Adolescent Nutrition – Project ANSH

India is the sixth largest and fastest growing economy in the world. While we have the world’s third highest number of billionaires, we are also home to an astounding 190 million undernourished people, the highest in the world, leading to a loss of nearly 4% of India’s GDP1. India is… Read More

Actors of Changes: Nutrition Champions & Poshan Abhiyaan

[caption id="attachment_2487" align="aligncenter" width="1379"] Nutrition Champions from Rajasthan, India with the Secretary – Medical, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan during the Orientation Workshop for Nutrition Champions in Jaipur[/caption] Nutrition has the power to empower the present and future generation. The investment of nutrition today can eradicate poverty. Advocacy… Read More

Triple Burden of Malnutrition in India – Are We Doing Enough?

India has been grappling with the problem of malnutrition for decades now. With its persistent and chronic nature, malnutrition affects a large proportion of the population in the country. The triple burden of malnutrition in the form of stunting and wasting, anaemia, and obesity are common across women, men, and… Read More

Investing in health and nutrition of girls at any point across their lifecycle is a win-win for all!

India’s recent annual economic survey 2017-18 suggested that there were 21 million “unwanted” girls in India due to parents favouring having sons instead of daughters. Thus the news about improving sex ratio in few states this week (being attributed to government’s attention in form of several schemes and programs) caught… Read More

Nutrition Mission: A way forward towards tackling malnutrition through a multi-sectoral approach at the National & State Levels

Nutrition Mission: A way forward towards tackling malnutrition through a multi-sectoral approach at the National & State Levels The key findings from the 2013 Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition show that nutrition sensitive programmes in agriculture, social welfare, early child development and schooling can be successful at addressing… Read More

Adequate folate intake prevents neural tube defects and macrocytic anaemia

Folate is an essential nutrient that plays a key role in cell division, DNA repair, and tissue growth, circulating red blood cells and in reduction of macrocytic anaemia. Inadequate dietary intake of folate decreases erythrocyte folate and serum folate concentrations, and leads to megaloblastic changes in bone marrow and macrocytosis… Read More

PUSHTi: JSI’s project for undernutrition prevention, sanitation, hygiene, and health integration in northern India

PUSHTi is a Hindi term meaning validation or confirmation. The project, funded through GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, aims to validate that the integration of nutrition-specific and -sensitive interventions is achievable in a field setting. Pushti also means sustenance or nourishment, something that supports life. PUSHTi is a community-centred initiative to address… Read More

Swachhta Hi Seva

The protagonist has already made a conscious choice, good or bad; it drove the rest of his narrative. The emotional energy he carries with him delivers a morally significant choice to stay put and squabble the cynical standards of the community life. A site, beyond your fancy, masked among the… Read More

Nutrition on a psycho-social platter

Man requires food on a routine basis along with air and water to survive in today’s world. And acquires shelter, skills and education to sustain the survival. Malnutrition prevails in the species in tandem with the man’s survival instincts and will to sustain. But then efforts have been made world-wide… Read More