Packaged fortified food, which showed remarkable results in treating children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Africa, has proved much less effective in a trial conducted in India. This has prompted concerned paediatricians and nutritionists to write a letter to the prime minister cautioning against “quick fixes” of buying commercial products instead of focusing on sustainable measures such as care support for mothers, clean drinking water and food security…. read whole story …(courtesy Times of India)
The Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) and Public Health Resource Network (PHRN) release report on the 4th round of assessment of policy and programme on breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding for India. Download the report here.