Impact of NSS Programme on the Nutritional Status of Preschool Children


Affiliations

  • Avinashilingam Deemed University, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Coimbatore, 641 043, India

Abstract

In India, most of the children are below acceptable levels of nourishment and about half of oil child deaths are associated with malnutrition and disease. The problems which contribute to malnutrition, include poverty, illiteracy, lack of knowledge about nutrition and health among parents, unhygienic environment and infection. Malnutrition is thus a multifaceted problem requiring a variety of intervention measures for its control. As an important strategy to overcome malnutrition. Government of India has formulated the ICDS programme to increase the survival rate and enhance the health, nutrition and learning opportunities of preschool children and their mothers.

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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