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Shankar, Bhavani, Agrawal, Sutapa, Beaudreault, Amy R., Avula, Laxmaiah, Martorell, Reynaldo, Osendarp, Saskia, Prabhakaran, Dorairaj and Mclean, Mireille Seneclauze (2017) 'Dietary and nutritional change in India: implications for strategies, policies, and interventions.' Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1395 (1). pp. 49-59.

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Abstract

Despite the global transition to overnutrition, stunting affected approximately 159 million children worldwide in 2014, while an estimated 50 million children were wasted. India is an important front in the fight against malnutrition and is grappling with the coexistence of undernutrition, overnutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies. This report summarizes discussions on trends in malnutrition in India, its evolution in the context of economic growth, intrahousehold aspects, infant and young child feeding practices, women's status, maternal nutrition, and nutrition policymaking. The discussion focuses on a review of trends in malnutrition and dietary intakes in India in the context of economic change over the past four decades, identification of household dynamics affecting food choices and their consequences for family nutritional status in India, and effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions and programs in India and associated policy challenges.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Accepted version of an article published online by Wiley on 17 March 2017.
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISSN: 00778923
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13324
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 14:39
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/23820

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