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​DJ Nithya,R. V. Bhavani​
Dietary diversity plays a critical role in infants as they need energy and nutrient dense foods for both physical and mental development. This study examines whether three dietary diversity indices...

P. Rampal
Cereals are the major source of protein in the Indian diet. In recent years, due to declining preference the consumption of cereals is decreasing in spite of increasing output. Therefore, the country...

S. Gillespie, M. van den Bold
After a period of relative success in generating political momentum to address malnutrition, there is an increasing urgency to focus on implementation and impact on the ground. This requires better...

N. Kohlia, R. Avula, M. van den Bold, E. Becker, N. Nisbett, L. Haddad, P. Menon
The Indian state of Odisha has made significant strides to address health and nutrition in the last 25 years. We used public data, policy and program documents, published literature, and interviews (...

K. Cunningham, D. Headey, A. Singh, C. Karmacharya, P. Pandey Rana
This paper explores the drivers of Nepal's maternal and child nutrition success using document review, interviews with mothers, and quantitative analysis of DHS datasets. Our qualitative and...

N. Nisbett, M. van den Bold, S. Gillespie, P. Menon, P. Davis, T. Roopnarain, H. Kampman, N. Kohli, A. Singh, A. Warren
Changes in the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of nutritional status at the community- and household-level are a logical and empirical prerequisite to reducing high levels of...

N. Nisbett, P.Davis, S. Yosef, N. Akhtar
Bangladesh has made considerable progress in reducing child stunting and is lauded as a success story in global nutrition fora. This mixed-methods study considers available statistical and...

Anuradha G.
Food and nutrition insecurity is a reality for a large number of people in India. Social safety nets to ensure food security of the poor and vulnerable become important in such a scenario. The Public...

N. Rao
There has been considerable attention to women’s work in nutritional studies, given women’s central role in child-bearing, child-care and child-rearing. Similarly, employment data indicates women’s...

B. Motukuri, N. Rao, R.V. Bhavani
Even with higher economic growth and an overall reduction in poverty, there exists child undernutrition, maternal undernutrition and diverse forms of micro nutrient deficiencies – a phenomenon...

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