Malnutrition

Malnutrition

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Malnutrition

Malnutrition indicates that children are either too short for their age or too thin. Children whose height is below the average for their age are considered to be stunted.  Similarly, children whose weight is below the average for their age are considered thin for their height or wasted.  Together, the stunted and wasted children are considered to be underweight – indicating a lack of proper nutritional intake and inadequate care post childbirth.

One of the major causes for malnutrition in India is economic inequality. Due to the low social status of some population groups, their diet often lacks in both quality and quantity. Women who suffer malnutrition are less likely to have healthy babies. Deficiencies in nutrition inflict long-term damage to both individuals and society. Compared with their better-fed peers, nutrition-deficient individuals are more likely to have infectious diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis, which lead to a higher mortality rate. In addition, nutrition-deficient individuals are less productive at work. Low productivity not only gives them low pay that traps them in a vicious circle of under-nutrition, but also brings inefficiency to the society, especially in India where labour is a major input factor for economic production.

Swarna Bharat Parivaar aims to decrease the rate of malnutrition children and adults by taking several initiatives so that at least these people can take care of themselves in the best way. We have a great team of volunteers who can bring awareness to them about health, nutrition, diseases, Family Welfare, Maternal Care and others.