How therapeutic food can be the game-changer in malnutrition treatment in the Indian scene?

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India’s healthcare system is in dire need of a vital upgrade is a no-brainer. For years, the institutions and stakeholders have toiled hard to formulate the magic formula which could redress the never-ending problem of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) prevalent among Indian children. Though the existing healthcare interventions have...
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The case for community-led action to fight malnutrition in rural India

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India is host to more than 30% of child wasting globally, which is one of the main reasons for its deplorable child mortality rates also. What is even more surprising is the absolute stubbornness that this menace has shown over the last decade, despite huge amounts invested in building...
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The Promise of Non-peanut Recipes

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Peanut based ready-to-use therapeutic food
Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) is getting increasingly accepted as a cost-effective panacea to deal with the global menace of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), which impacts around 20 million children under age five worldwide. RUTF is now being considered as an alternative course of treatment for SAM-afflicted children who do...
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Malnutrition Problem and Need for Holistic Solution

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Severe Acute Malnourishment
Recognizing the magnitude of the malnutrition problem, and the kind of multi-level interventions required to provide a sustainable and holistic solution, Government of India tagged September 2019 as “Poshan Maah”, which translates to “Nutrition Month”. This welcome move underlines the concern that it is time malnutrition is confronted on...
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