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Women's Day 2021: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families
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COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Women And Their Struggle To Feed Their Families

International Women's Day 2021: While the pandemic has impacted almost everybody, women, especially in marginalised rural communities have been hit harder and one of the biggest challenges faced by them during this unprecedented crisis has been ‘access to food’ ...
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Women's Day Special: Why Women Eat Last And Least?
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Opinion: Why Women Eat Last And Least?

It is important also to educate the community to dispel harmful myths on nutrition of young children, adolescent girls and pregnant and lactating women. Men’s involvement is particularly crucial as the key enabler to meeting women’s nutrition needs: World Food Programme ...
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Odisha Budget 2021-22: Experts Welcome The Allocation Increase In Supplementary Nutrition Programmes
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Odisha Budget 2021-22: Experts Welcome The Allocation Increase In Supplementary Nutrition Programmes

According to experts, Odisha’s focus on nutrition would translate into better health outcomes for its people in the coming years ...
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West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5
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West Bengal Plans To Feed Nutritious Meals To Underprivileged In The State At Just Rs 5

Under West Bengal’s Maa scheme, the beneficiaries can avail a platter of nutritious meal which will include rice, dal, a vegetable dish and egg curry for Rs. 5 ...
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Budget 2021: POSHAN 2.0 And Increased Budget Estimate For Mid-day Meal Scheme And Food Subsidy
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Budget 2021: Experts Analyse What The Budget Did For Food And Nutrition Schemes

Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, announced the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-2022, and released estimated budget expenditure for various nutrition programmes ...
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Budget 2021 Experts' View On Mission POSHAN 2.0 Announced By Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Improve Nutritional Outcomes
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Budget 2021: Experts’ View On Mission POSHAN 2.0 Announced By Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Improve Nutritional Outcomes

Union Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the convergence of Supplementary Nutrition Programme and POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) to launch mission POSHAN 2.0 ...
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Mid-Day Meal Scheme Should Be Re-Activated With Provision Of Cooked Meals On Reopening Of Schools
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Mid-Day Meal Scheme Should Be Re-Activated With Provision Of Cooked Meals On Reopening Of Schools

Noting that the mid-day meal scheme represents the lifeline for millions of school children in the country, the United Nations World Food Programme India has said as the schools re-open, the scheme will also need to be reactivated with the provision of hot, cooked meals ...
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53 Per Cent Of Children In India Are Not Growing Well Due To Lack Of Access To Food And Nutrition, Says A UN Report
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53 Per Cent Of Children In India Are Not Growing Well Due To Lack Of Access To Food And Nutrition, Says A UN Report

According to the United Nations, even after five years of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many key indicators related to food and nutrition still demonstrate slow or no progress and the COVID-19 pandemic will further hinder the work being done to achieve the targets by 2030 ...
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Vitamin D Inexpensive, Low-Risk And Can Strengthen Immune Response To COVID-19: Experts
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Vitamin D Inexpensive, Low-Risk And Can Strengthen Immune Response To COVID-19: Experts

Stressing that Vitamin D is inexpensive and has negligible risk when compared to the considerable risk of COVID-19, researchers on the disease have asked governments to make it part of their strategy against the novel coronavirus ...
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Opinion Learnings From COVID-19 - Averting Hunger Pandemic By The Way Of Expanding Food Safety Nets
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Opinion: Learnings From COVID-19 – Averting Hunger Pandemic By The Way Of Expanding Food Safety Nets

Enabling access to nutritious food is the best vaccine we can have at this time given the health crisis the world faces, write Oscar Mundia from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Bishow Parajuli from World Food Programme ...
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Opinion: Atmanirbhar Poshan - Making India A Nutrition Superpower
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Opinion: Atmanirbhar Poshan – Making India A Nutrition Superpower

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the importance of growing food locally in order to address malnutrition and hunger and to make people self-reliant, says Basanta Kumar Kar, recipient of the Global Nutrition Leadership Award ...
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Anaemia Continues To Rise Among Women Of Childbearing Age And Children In The Country, Shows Fifth National Family Health Survey
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Anaemia Continues To Rise Among Women Of Childbearing Age And Children In The Country, Shows Fifth National Family Health Survey

The latest round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) has highlighted a worrying trend in the prevalence of anaemia among women across all states and Union Territories, especially in the childbearing age (15-49 years) which according to experts, is a contributing factor in anaemia among children also ...
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