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Ground Zero

More women leaders needed to address India’s nutrition challenges

Apr 15, 2022 Shagun Sabarwal

Women's leaders at the centre and the top are key to cradle a healthy future for India as they have a trickle-down effect in breaking the vicious cycle of malnutrition at grassroots

Focus On Tribal Children’s Nutrition Key To A Healthy India

Apr 07, 2022 Dr Swati Piramal and Dr Shailendra Hegde

This World Health Day, India is reminded that it can accelerate its development journey by combating undernutrition in tribal children using a whole-system and whole-community approach


Improving Quality Of Nutrition Services The Way To Suposhit Bharat

Enhancement of the quality of nutrition services and strengthening of the community’s role in delivering them is the call this World Health Day

Communication Is Key In Making Nutrition Reach The Vulnerable

Apr 07, 2022 Dr. Deepak Gupta

Strategic communication will enable people to make informed choices and improve nutrition outcomes, health indicators and their quality of life


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

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.

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13 September, 2021

PRIs: Enabling Agents For The Last Mile Nutrition Delivery

Binu Anand

With 28 years of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and nearly 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats across the country, PRIs continue to be the drivers of development initiatives at the grassroots.


11 September, 2021

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call For Unity

Associated Press (AP)

Biden was a senator when hijackers comandeered four planes and exacted the nation's worst terror attack in 2001. Now he marks the 9/11 anniversary for the first time as commander in chief.


11 September, 2021

Ground Zero: A Selfie Stop For Some, A Cemetery For Others

Associated Press (AP)

Visitors from around the world come and go. But for those who live and work close to the memorial, the names on the parapets are more than mere engravings on bronze, and the 55,000 gallons of water recycling through the reflecting pools is more than a social media post.


02 September, 2021

A Health Worker’s Tireless Efforts To Ensure Iron Supplementation For Adolescent Girls

Nutrition International

Mamta Singh, an ANM/midwife with the sub-centre Pure Pandey of Deeh block in Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh, is amongst those committed health workers who came forward to extend health and nutrition services to the vulnerable.


12 August, 2021

Food Addiction: A Disorder To Watch

Ishi Khosla

Food addiction implies there is a biochemical condition in the body that creates a physiological craving for specific foods


12 August, 2021

Gen Z And Food Choice: What Are Millennials Thinking When It Comes To Diet And Nutrition

Team Poshan

A deep dive into how our Gen Z, and especially our 16 to 25 year olds, are dealing with food.


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16 May, 2021

Meet A Young Change Maker From Tonk

Poshan Desk

17-year old Ravina Bairwa is a grassroots champion who hopes the second wave of COVID-19 will not deny rural girls their health rights


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


06 March, 2021

'Nurturing Babies Is Not Just A Mother’s Job'

Dr. Lokesh Tamgire

Arun, a farm hand, recounts how Angawadi workers and a father’s love helped his underweight twins grow into healthy young children 


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


03 March, 2021

‘It Seemed I Would Never Be Able To Feed My Baby’

Vidit

Pooja had no breast milk for her newborn girl, Trisha, and gave her cow’s milk and biscuits instead. Until some front line workers turned up and brought the smiles back in her family.


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


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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