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Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) / Anganwadi

Malnutrition Among Children And Pregnant Women: Elected Women Representatives To The Rescue

Sep 19, 2021 Madhu Joshi

Seventh September 2021 marked the initiation of the Poshan Maah – a month of outreach and awareness activities under the Government of India’s flagship POSHAN Abhiyaan to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Ensuring Nutrition Security For Women And Children During The Pandemic

Jul 21, 2021 Dr Bharati Kulkarni

Improving maternal and child nutrition is a high priority for the government. The POSHAN Abhiyan, India’s flagship programme to tackle under-nutrition, has ambitious targets of reducing child stunting by 2% per annum and reducing anaemia in women and children by 3% per annum.


Strengthening A Nutrition Sensitive Approach In Agriculture In India

The urban and rural population in India still faces nutrition linked health concerns due to a non-balanced diet. Let's take a look at how various public-private initiatives has helped in meeting the nutritional challenges.

Anemia: Consequence Of Intergenerational Malnutrition

Apr 19, 2021 Santanu Mishra

A UNICEF report states that over 80 percent of adolescents suffer from ‘hidden hunger’. The goal is to meet the intergenerational nutrition gap through various Government schemes


The greater need to make infant and young child feeding practices effective

Nutrition deficiency in the first two years leads to the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life. Here are some measures to avoid that.

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20 March, 2021

NFHS-5: Striding Ahead, India Needs A Greater Focus On Its Children

Dr. Heena Gavit

The war against child malnutrition can be won only with the help of data.


15 March, 2021

Gauri And I: A Grandmother’s Tale

Lokesh Tamagire

Renuka Korwate recounts how an Angawadi didi changed her entire family’s attitude towards children


12 March, 2021

ICDS And Mid-Day Meal Scheme To Provide Fortified Rice From April

PTI

About 65 per cent of India's population consumes rice as a staple food. Fortification of rice is a cost-effective and complementary strategy to increase vitamin and mineral content in diets and a step towards nutritional security 


11 March, 2021

How Anganwadi Workers Changed The Lives Of Women And Children In Haryana

Prakash Kumar

The tireless efforts of the Anganwadi workers and the officials of the women and child development department are bringing in significant improvement in the realm of health and nutrition of Haryana


04 March, 2021

Lata Hole: Babhulgaon’s Agent Of Change

Manda Bhodve

The Anganwadi supervisor and teacher from Maharashtra is known as the great grandmother of the district’s frontline workers


25 February, 2021

Technology And Social Distancing: How Some Anganwadi Workers Coped With The COVID-19 Pandemic

Poshan Desk

Five Anganwadi workers explain how they used a mixture of technology and common sense while teaching new mothers the techniques and importance of breastfeeding their children


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24 February, 2021

How Sorrow United This Aurangabad Family

Lokesh Tamagire

Young Krishna’s mother died of sickle-cell anaemia within a week of his birth. This is his grandmother’s story


05 February, 2021

Right To Food Campaign Says Union Budget 2021-22 Ignored Women And Children 

Prakash Kumar

The demands of the outfit include universalization of PDS, hot cooked meals for children under three years and pregnant and lactating women, minimum wages for anganwadi workers and helpers and ASHAs  


01 February, 2021

New Programme To Address Malnutrition In Rajasthan

Prakash Kumar

The multi-pronged programme will improve the nutritional quality of Take-Home Ration served to children, pregnant and lactating mothers


01 February, 2021

Optimise Supplementary Nutrition Programme’s Take Home Ration Component: Niti Aayog

Prakash Kumar

There is a scope for public-private partnerships and a role for private business engagement in improving nutrition outcomes


16 December, 2020

The Family Health Survey And Some Food For Thought

Veena S Rao

Can our policymakers revisit and redesign the government nutrition programmes to obtain results?


26 October, 2020

A New Look At Take Home Rations

Team Poshan

Dr Rajan Sankar of Tata Trusts and Kalpana Beesabathuni of Sight and Life on ways to improve the THR programme.


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19 October, 2020

The Magic Of Mother's Milk

Aishwarya, Prakash Menaria

How the intervention of an ASHA worker in Udaipur helped a newborn boy with very low weight get a new lease of life


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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other dignitaries at the ceremony to pay homage to Bodhisatva Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar on...

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other dignitaries at the ceremony to pay homage to Bodhisatva Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar on...

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Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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DMK MP TR Baalu in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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