Overnutrition is encountered much more frequently than under nutrition .
The health hazards from over nutrition are a high incidence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and renal diseases.
PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY MALNUTRITION 9 50 PAKISTAN 13 27 SRI LANKA 14 65 BANGLADESH 14 69 NEPAL 8 41 CHINA 27 65 INDIA WASTING,1980-90 (AGES12-23 MONTHS) STUNTING ,1980-90 (AGES 24-59 MONTHS) COUNTRY
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated, “The problem of malnutrition is a matter of national shame.... I appeal to the nation to resolve and work hard to eradicate malnutrition in five years.” This concept note focuses on international research and policy experiences in reducing child malnutrition and outlines how to move forward in close cooperation with the country’s policymakers and its nutrition community
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