National Nutrition Survey
Posted on : 23 Dec 2019Views: 1011
- 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
Who among the following conducted the first National Nutrition Survey?
1.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
3.United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
4.Both 1 and 3
Right Ans : Both 1 and 3