Undernutrition in India: Is the “Curse” Finally Lifting?

Five years ago Sushila Zeitlyn and I co-edited a collection of papers by Indian authors on why undernutrition was so persistent in India and why the government seemed so disinterested in making tackling it a priority.  At that time the Prime Minister called undernutrition a “curse”.  It must have seemed like that—rapid economic growth and >> Read more

Together for Nutrition 2014: Day 2 Conference Proceedings

The second day of the Together for Nutrition 2014 Conference was filled with yet another set of very interesting and enlightening presentations covering a range of themes: building and sustaining action for nutrition, innovative partnerships for nutrition, women’s groups as a way to strengthen community-level nutrition actions, the first 1,000 days, and the role of >> Read more

Taking Nutrition Action to the District Level: Identifying Workable Solutions through Cross-Sectoral Dialogue in Unnao District, Uttar Pradesh

As noted in this blog post, POSHAN has been supporting civil society partners in convening nutrition-focused solution-oriented workshops at the district level. This is the first of what will be a set of reports on such workshops across Uttar Pradesh.  Please see our previous blogs on such workshops in Madhya Pradesh (click here).  We will >> Read more

Announcing Together for Nutrition 2014 Conference

POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) and Transform Nutrition are pleased to announce the conference Together for Nutrition 2014: Working Across Sectors to Improve Nutrition in India, which will be held October 29–30, 2014, in New Delhi. This conference will serve as an important platform for learning and facilitating discussion around the challenging task of >> Read more

Meeting Suggests Potential Ways to Strengthen Delivery of ICDS Services in Madhya Pradesh

Opening the meeting, Shri. Tomar recognized the key role of AWW and the need for them to play an even bigger role in raising nutrition awareness at the community level. He said that the focus of ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) program has been on food distribution, however, ICDS must work towards developing AWWs’ communication >> Read more

Seminar Sheds Light on Policies, Practices, and Governance to Improve Nutrition

The Coalition for Sustainable Nutrition Security in India, in collaboration with the POSHAN organized the seminar Nutrition—Policies, Practices, and Governance on November 27 in New Delhi. The seminar touched on key issues in nutrition, such as stunting, governance success stories, and corporate performance on obesity and undernutrition efforts.

Revisions start on India’s Plan for Achieving Sustainable Nutrition Security

In light of new evidence, the 2010 Leadership Agenda for Action (LAA), a documented plan for achieving sustainable nutrition security in India, is being updated to reflect recent scientific findings and to include strategies for scaling up successful programs. The Coalition for Sustainable Nutrition Security in India, a group of nutritionists, policy and program leaders