FOOD AND MALNUTRITION

FOOD SECURITY

Food is defined as a substance that we people eat, drink to live and maintain life and growth. Food security would denote a person’s ability to eat enough, stay active and lead a healthy life.

Food security exists when all people at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active life. This concepts are now-a-days used in few decades. Initially it referred to as overall supply of for a global, regional or national context.

The basic components of food and nutrition is the availability of food, accessibility and absorption. Availability of food in desired quantities which might change stocks and imports. Capabilities and opportunities in turn are related mainly with one’s access to his/her own assets and education. Absorption of food is the ability of biologically utilization.

NUTRITION AND HEALTH STATUS

India has largest number of malnourished children in the world and half of the stunned children. However, records reveals that the stunning prevalence has been declined since 2020 and nearly 45 million suffered from wasting. The malnutrition measures are used to track the world to move along in its sustainable development goals. However the crises remains same or increased when it comes with percentage. India losing up to nearly 4% of GDP and 9% of productivity is also a combined failure.

MALNUTRITION

The COVID 19 has however caused the biggest increase in the world by hunger and malnutrition. For Indian children older than fiver years of age this is the first time that the national values are published. The National Family Health survey says that nearly 29% of the Indian children suffer from malnutrition. Besides COVID Malnutrition is till running around many. Hunger is most crucial pain in the world. When we let to see children with such pain, we will try to give what we have.

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