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National Nutrition Survey

Posted on : 23 Dec 2019

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  • India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) this week released the results of the nation’s first ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), conducted from 2016-18 in 30 states/Union Territories across the country with technical support by UNICEF.
  • The survey was supported through generous financial support from Aditya and Megha Mittal, the United Kingdom-based philanthropists.
  • According to the CNNS, in India, 35 per cent of children under five are stunted, 17 per cent are wasted and 33 per cent are underweight.
  • For the first time, this study provides national-scale evidence and information on a broad set of indicators for all children and adolescents 0-19 years old which can be used to target scaled up nationwide solutions.
  • The CNNS survey shows that there is some progress in the reduction in malnutrition, as well as an effective reach of Government programmes to prevent Vitamin A and iodine deficiency in children of 1-4 years age.
  • At the same time, the survey highlights that overweight and obesity increasingly begin in childhood with a growing threat of non-communicable diseases like diabetes (10 per cent) in school-aged children and adolescents.

Article Related Questions

  1. Who among the following conducted the first National Nutrition Survey?

  2. 1.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

    2.Niti Aayog

    3.United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

    4.Both 1 and 3

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 3


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