Costly nutritious food seen driving up malnutrition in India2 min read . Updated: 20 Aug 2018, 09:23 AM IST
Price of nutritional food items in India, and Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Afghanistan has been increasing at a faster rate than the price of a typical food basket, with the gap widening over the years
With a third of its children stunted, India’s malnutrition burden is widely acknowledged to be a major public policy challenge. The lack of toilets—which contributes to the spread of diseases, the low social status of women—who receive less nutrition than men, and poverty—which limits food intake and child care, are all known to have contributed to this problem.
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