Policy Notes present a concise summary of findings related to the study of polices affecting nutrition globally or in India.

Improving Nutrition in Tamil Nadu: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Tamil Nadu, situated on the east cost of India, accounts for 4 percent area of the country, includes 32 districts subdivided by 385 blocks, 12,618 villages and 561 towns (Government of Tamil Nadu, 2017). Tamil Nadu is home to more than 70 million (6 percent of population of India) (Government of Tamil Nadu, 2017) and >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Bihar: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Bihar is a landlocked state in eastern and northern India. It is split into 9 divisions and 38 districts. It is the nation’s third most populated state, and is home to 103 million people. With only 11.3 percent of its population living in cities, Bihar is one of India’s least urbanized states (Government of Bihar, >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Uttar Pradesh: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Uttar Pradesh, situated in the northern part of India, accounts for 7.3 percent of the area of the country, includes 75 districts subdivided into 822 blocks, 97,814 villages, and 689 cities and towns (Uttar Pradesh State Government, 2017). Uttar Pradesh is home to more than 199 million people (16.17 percent of the population of India) >> Read more

Improving Nutrition in Gujarat: Insights from Examining Trends in Outcomes, Determinants and Interventions between 2006 and 2016

Gujarat, situated on the west coast of India, accounts for 6 percent of the area of the country, includes 25 districts subdivided into 226 blocks, 18,618 villages, and 242 towns (Government of Gujarat, 2017). Gujarat is home to more than 60 million people (5 percent of the population of India) (Government of Gujarat, 2017). It >> Read more

Achieving the 2025 World Health Assembly Targets for Nutrition in India: What Will It Cost?

The prevalence of nutritional outcomes such as stunting, anemia, wasting and low birth weight is persistently high in India. In 2012, India committed to achieving the six World Health Assembly (WHA) targets for nutrition. However, data on the prevalence of undernutrition shows that substantial improvements are required across all states, if India is to meet >> Read more

Working Multisectorally to Improve Nutrition: Current Status and Global Lessons

Though it is recognized that working multisectorally is critical to ensuring that adequate food, health, and care reach children, it isn’t always clear how to do so and it is rarely easy. With an aim of garnering lessons learned that could inform India’s policymakers and program implementers, POSHAN commissioned a review of global and Indian >> Read more