Almost all adolescents in India are malnourished: UNICEF
The report said that over 80% of adolescents also suffer from ‘hidden hunger’, i.e. the deficiency of one or more micronutrients
The report, ‘Adolescents, Diets and Nutrition: Growing Well in a Changing World’, is based on the recently released CNNS
Almost all adolescents in India take unhealthy or poor diets leading to one or the other form of malnutrition in them, revealed a UNCIEF report released on Thursday in association with NITI Aayog. Over 50% of adolescents ((about 63 million girls and 81 million boys)) in the age group of 10 to 19 years in India are, short, thin, overweight or obese, the report said.