Malnutrition in children and women remains as one of the greatest challenges in India. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children.
In response to this major challenge, and one of the key decisions of Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges, Ministry of Women and Child Development has prepared an IEC campaign against malnutrition. This campaign has the pro bono services of Shri Aamir Khan and has the active support from UNICEF and other development partners.
The overall objective of the nationwide information, education and communication campaign against malnutrition is to address issues of status of women, the care of pregnant mothers and children under two, breastfeeding and the importance of balanced nutrition, health.
The nationwide campaign has been designed in four stages in 18 different languages.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world are starving, while half a billion are obese—and they are living side by side in the same countries and the same communities. In this short video, learn more about malnutrition from FAO and WHO experts.
Over 800 million people in the world consistently do not get enough food to eat, and go to bed hungry. The effects of chronic hunger are irreversible, contributing to almost half of all child deaths worldwide. In this short video, learn more about chronic hunger from FAO and WHO experts.
Hidden hunger, or micronutrient deficiencies, occurs when the quality of food that people eat does not meet their nutrient requirements, so they are not getting the essential vitamins and minerals they need for their growth and development. It affects two billion people across the globe. In this short video, learn more about hidden hunger from FAO and WHO experts.
The "Double Burden" is when hunger and obesity affect people within the same population.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
What are food systems?
Food systems bring food from the farm to your plate. Fixing food systems is the key to ending malnutrition.
The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) is an inclusive inter-governmental meeting on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The two main outcome documents of the conference are the Rome Declaration on Nutrition: a political commitment document, and the Framework for Action: a technical guide for implementation.
Undernutrition: understanding the context. A participatory film from Satkhira District, Bangladesh
Audience: policy makers, civil society, academics, district leaders, communities and development partners. - Length: 23 mins Download one-page briefing page
This film is a snapshot of undernutrition in Satkhira, but it also carries a common message for districts throughout Bangladesh which suffer from a high burden of undernutrition. The causes and consequences of undernutrition are many and they require people to work together to develop sustainable solutions that work – from the community level to the highest political levels.
This film is a call to action for partnership and effective collaboration. There is an urgent need to build a wide-scale and genuinely shared understanding of the nutrition problem, its consequences and ways to tackle it, so that children can live happy, healthy and prosperous lives. If they can reach their full potential, Bangladesh can reach its full potential.
It presents community voices to highlight the multidimensional context of undernutrition which requires multisectoral collaborative responses to address persisting challenges. It is intended for advocacy use at national and sub-national levels here in Bangladesh, but it may also be of interest to other countries which are also working to put nutrition higher up on the development agenda.
The 1,000 days between a woman's pregnancy and her child's 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures.
Many thanks to the following partners and individuals for contributing photos to our project: Bread for the World, Feed the Future, the Gates Foundation, GAIN, Charles Pieters, PEPFAR, United Nations, USAID, and the World Bank.
How can 1,000 Days Shape a Child's Future?
Simple hand-drawn images are layered on top of each other to create this lovely awareness video about nutrition. Future Fortified is an organization that helps millions of women and children attain access to vital nutrients. They have developed nutrient packs that are produced by local, regional and national companies. Which in turn give easy, affordable access to those in need. The first 1,000 days of a child's life, starting at when they are in the womb, is crucial. Through this video, the beautiful images portray a story of that process and how important nutrients can be for growth and development.
Child Malnutrition - What? How? And when to Refer..
A detailed animation describing Child Malnutrition, focusing on the types, causes, signs and when a health worker should refer.
The animation highlights how to measure mid upper arm circumference, and spot other signs of malnutrition.
Worldwide, malnutrition affects one in three people and each of its major forms dwarfs most other diseases globally.
The Debate - Nutrition - UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti
Millions of children still malnourished. More than a century of expertise, and ask: 'why, & what are the solutions'.
In this Debate: Dr David Nabarro, Professor Lawrence Haddad, Professor Andrew Tomkins, Dr Purnima Menon, and Dr Anna Lartey.
Raising Awareness About Nutrition
UNICEF and the European Union joining forces with the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to fight malnutrition.
Alive & Thrive Resources: The Power of Nutrition advocacy tools help illustrate the importance of early childhood nutrition in strengthening the future for children, communities and nations.
Nutrition is one of the most cost-effective investments a country can make to advance health and development. That's why developing countries are leading efforts to make infant and young child nutrition a top priority in national policies and programs. These leaders are part of a global movement to mobilize resources, increase investments and scale up efforts to improve nutrition. As this movement continues to grow, together we can unlock the power of nutrition.
Use these tools in your advocacy efforts to improve childhood nutrition and infant and young child feeding.
This video illustrates the importance of early childhood nutrition in strengthening the future for children, communities and nations. Learn more
The infographic can
serve as a leave-behind material at meetings or conferences, a poster for office or clinic walls, and an informational piece for press kits, mailings and more.
The resource guide provides additional key messaging around the global movement to scale up nutrition, the action steps for policymakers, the power of nutrition and best feeding practices.