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India’s 1st ever nutrition survey of children & adolescents, the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016-2018, finds undernutrition as well as overnutrition, high rates of stunting as well as excess body weight. Both lead to risk of non-communicable diseases. Details:
1 in 3 (35%) Indian children aged 0-4 years were stunted, 1 in 3 (33%) underweight and 1 in 6 (17%) wasted, CNNS found
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Undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies cost $37 billion or Rs 2.37 lakh crore per year in India. Adults stunted as children earned 20% less than those who were not…
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These tweets summarise the findings from a recent conference on child #stunting held at @LSEEcHist last September sponsored by @ESRC @cepr_org @LSEnews #globalhealth.

See this video for a summary:

Here is also a full copy of the #stunting conference report for those who are interested in the details and in references to the most recent research currently being conducted:

Context: 155 million children around the world are stunted. Stunted children are too short for their age because they experience slower growth because of poor nutrition and high rates of infections. #Stunting is concentrated in Africa and South and Southeast Asia today.

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