MANTHAN TOPIC:
NOURISH TO FLOURISH:REDUCINGMALNUTRITION
Team Details:
Gaurav Makkar
Nikhil Arora
Inderpreet Singh
Ansh Bag...
ALMOST EVERY SECOND CHILD IN OUR COUNTRY IS
STUNTED BECAUSE OF CHRONIC MALNUTRITION
 Malnutrition, the result of
a lack o...
BESIDES FOOD SHORTAGE OTHER REASONS FOR MALNUTRITION ARE:-
Poor diet - if a person does not
eat enough food, or if what th...
INITIATIVES TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT TO
TACKLE MALNUTRITION
 Mid Day Meal :The Mid Day Meal Scheme is a multi-faceted
programm...
Mid Day Meal that is active
since has not been successful
completely . Recently many
students died because of food
poision...
FOOD SECURITY BILL THAT HAS BEEN RECENTLY
PASSED BY LOK SABHA HAS FOLLOWING
HINDRANCES
47 lak out of 13.8 cr rural
househo...
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
ALTHOUGH INITIATIVES THAT ARE ACTIVE ARE SUFFICIENT TO TACKLE
MALNUTRITION PROVIDED THEY ARE IMPLEM...
To make Food Security Bill and Mid Day Meal
scheme to have powerful effect :
 CORRUPTION should be uprooted. This can be ...
As a nation we aspire to be a
superpower but that wont
happen unless we fight to
give our children a healthy
life.
REFERENCES:
 Hunger and Malnutrition in India: Status, causes
and cures.
 Gov.uk: Reducing hunger and malnutrition in
de...
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  1. 1. MANTHAN TOPIC: NOURISH TO FLOURISH:REDUCINGMALNUTRITION Team Details: Gaurav Makkar Nikhil Arora Inderpreet Singh Ansh Bagga Kumar Uppal
  2. 2. ALMOST EVERY SECOND CHILD IN OUR COUNTRY IS STUNTED BECAUSE OF CHRONIC MALNUTRITION  Malnutrition, the result of a lack of essential nutrients, resulting in poorer health, may be caused by a number of conditions or circumstances. In many developing countries long- term (chronic) malnutrition is widespread - simply because people do not have enough food to eat. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is the gravest single threat to global public health. Cause
  3. 3. BESIDES FOOD SHORTAGE OTHER REASONS FOR MALNUTRITION ARE:- Poor diet - if a person does not eat enough food, or if what they eat does not provide them with the nutrients they require for good health, they suffer from malnutrition. Poor diet may be caused by one of several different factors. If the patient develops dysphagia(swallowing difficulties) because of an illness, or when recovering from an illness, they may not be able to consume enough of the right nutrients. Mental health problems - some patients with mental health conditions, such as depression, may develop eating habits which lead to malnutrition. Patients with anorexia nervosa or bulimia may develop malnutrition because they are ingesting too little food. Mobility problems - people with mobility problems may suffer from malnutrition, simply because they either cannot get out enough to buy foods, or find preparing them too arduous. Digestive disorders and stomach conditions - some people may eat properly, but their bodies cannot absorb the nutrients they need for good health. Examples include patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Such patients may need to have part of the small intestine removed (ileostomy). Individuals who suffer from Celiac disease have a genetic disorder that makes them intolerant to gluten. Patients with Celiac disease have a higher risk of damage to the lining of their intestines, resulting in poorer food absorption. Patients who experience serious bouts of diarrhea and/or vomiting may lose vital nutrients and are at higher risk of suffering from malnutrition.
  4. 4. INITIATIVES TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT TO TACKLE MALNUTRITION  Mid Day Meal :The Mid Day Meal Scheme is a multi-faceted programme of the Government of India that, among other things, seeks to address issues of food security, lack of nutrition and access to education on a pan nation scale.[ It involves provision for free lunch on working days for children in Primary and Upper Primary Classes in Government, Government Aided, Local Body, Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) and Alternate Innovative Education (AIE) Centres, Madrasa and Maqtabs supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and National Child labour Project (NCLP) Schools run by Ministry of Labour.  Food Security Bill: This bill is to provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable price to people to live a life with and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  5. 5. Mid Day Meal that is active since has not been successful completely . Recently many students died because of food poisioning . 1.Part of the problem is poor infrastructure. Thousands of schools in India do not even have their own buildings, and are run from community centres with no storage facilities. Many schools are no bigger than a single room. 2.There is complete absence of the internal controls, regular monitoring and evaluation of the Scheme as per the guidelines 3.CORRUPTION : These deaths could had been prevented with strict adherence to protocols for preparing the mid day meal
  6. 6. FOOD SECURITY BILL THAT HAS BEEN RECENTLY PASSED BY LOK SABHA HAS FOLLOWING HINDRANCES 47 lak out of 13.8 cr rural households in India own less than 100 sq mt 51% of rural households with less than 100 sq m of land don’t have ration cards 22% of them have below poverty line ration cards 2.7 % of them have Antodaya ration cards meant for poorest of poor.
  7. 7. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? ALTHOUGH INITIATIVES THAT ARE ACTIVE ARE SUFFICIENT TO TACKLE MALNUTRITION PROVIDED THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED PROPERLY. Model of solution proposed: •This can be done by checking previous records and analyzing them. We should know where and when to expect acute malnutrition •By providing them adequate amount of nutritients as early as any effects of malnutriton are seen. Population suffering from malnutrition should get immediate and effective treatment •It should get proper funding so that treatment doesn’t get delayed. Every village should have a treatment centre specialized to counter this
  8. 8. To make Food Security Bill and Mid Day Meal scheme to have powerful effect :  CORRUPTION should be uprooted. This can be done by making stringent laws.  Not the least, all the stakeholders – governments, rural and urban local bodies, CSOs, private sector, professional institutions, international organizations and donors must come, stay and work together in tandem to accelerate and expedite achievement of ‘zero hunger and malnutrition’ in India, making optimum use of the National Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition.  parents should be made aware of all effects of malnutrition. This can be done by giving them real life examples.
  9. 9. As a nation we aspire to be a superpower but that wont happen unless we fight to give our children a healthy life.
  10. 10. REFERENCES:  Hunger and Malnutrition in India: Status, causes and cures.  Gov.uk: Reducing hunger and malnutrition in developing countries  Action against hunger  WHO India Data  Hindustan Times and The Hindu  Healthissuesindia.com

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