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

West Bengal, situated in the north-east of India, accounts for 2.6 percent of the area of the country and includes 23 districts (Government of West Bengal 2017). The state is home to over 91 million people (7.54 percent of the population of India), of which 76.26 percent is literate (Census of India 2011). West Bengal >> Read more

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

Sikkim is located in the north east of India, sharing borders with Nepal, China and Bhutan. Sikkim is India’s least populous state, with 610,577 inhabitants, and has a population density of 86 people per square kilometer. The sex ratio of the state is 890 females per 1000 males (Census of India 2011). The state is >> Read more

Improving nutrition in Chhattisgarh: Insights from examining trends in outcomes, determinants and interventions between 2006 and 2016

Chhattisgarh was established in November 2000, following the reorganization of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Its land area makes it the 10th largest state in the country, and its population of 25.5 million people makes it the country’s 16th most populated state. Chhattisgarh has a population density of 189 people per square kilometer, and a >> Read more

Deploying the Power of Social Protection to Improve Nutrition: What Will It Take?

Despite reasonable economic growth over the past decade or more, the nutritional status of women and children in India continues to be poor. Social protection programmes are ideal vehicles for tackling this problem, and improving the underlying determinants of malnutrition. Not only are they designed to target families at risk of malnutrition, but they are >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 18

This issue of Abstract Digest features several papers from a UNICEF supported special supplement of Maternal and Child Nutrition on First Foods and papers from a South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN) supported special supplement on the policy landscape for infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in South Asia. In addition, there are several >> Read more

Launch of state- and district-wise nutrition data: An unparalleled opportunity for localized action

At a half-day event on “Strengthening National, State- and District-level Actions for Nutrition: Insights from the National Family Health Survey Data,” on December 13, 2017, at the India International Center, New Delhi, POSHAN launched a set of state-focused Policy Notes for all the states and District Nutrition Profiles for 640 districts in India. The launch >> Read more

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

Manipur is located in North Eastern India, and shares its border with Myanmar. The state has an area of 22,327 square kilometers and a population of 2.72 million people (Government of Manipur 2017). Manipur is currently divided into 16 administrative districts. The literacy rate of the state is 76.94 percent, and the sex ratio is >> Read more