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National Nutrition Survey

National Nutrition Survey
•With the help of UNICEF, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently conducted the first-ever comprehensive National Nutrition Survey
•The survey recorded malnutrition that included micronutrient deficiencies and details of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol and kidney function in children and adolescents
•Around 10% of children in the age group of 5 to 9 years and adolescents in the age group 10 to 19 years are pre – diabetic
•The survey for the first time proved the coexistence of obesity and under nutrition.
•One in five children in the age group 5 to 9 years were stunted.
•Tamil Nadu and Goa had the highest number of adolescents who were obese or overweight

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