The 7th of April every year marks World Health Day. The day is intended to raise awareness of pressing global health issues. Among the biggest causes of health problems is poor nutrition. The importance of nutrition for health and development cannot be overstated.
According to the Global Hunger Index 2021, India has scored 27.5, indicating ‘serious’ hunger. 15 per cent of India’s total disease burden is attributable to childhood and maternal malnutrition. Malnutrition is a chronic and longstanding public health issue.
Improved nutrition contributes to a better infant, child, and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, and lower risks of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease). From an early age, adequate nutrition can help reverse devastating consequences on children’s survival, growth, and development. As a result, there will be lower mortality rates, morbidity, blindness, hearing impairment, anaemia, poor linear growth and cognitive development, suboptimal learning and school performance, and lower productivity and wages in adulthood.
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