India may miss nutrition targets-THE HINDU-13-05-2020


India is among 88 countries that are likely to miss global nutrition targets by 2025, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020 released on Tuesday.

The double burden of malnutrition: need for urgent policy action.

stunting among under-5 children, anaemia among women of reproductive age, childhood overweight and exclusive breastfeeding.

Underweight children:

In addition, 37.9% of children under 5 years are stunted and 20.8% are wasted, compared to the Asia average of 22.7% and 9.4% respectively.

Stunting level in Uttar Pradesh is over 40% and their rate among individuals in the lowest income group is more than double those in the highest income group at 22.0% and 50.7%, respectively. In addition, stunting prevalence is 10.1% higher in rural areas compared to urban areas.

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