The problem of malnutrition is ill-defined, with spillover effects from sectors such as agriculture and societal issues like child marriages, complicating the design of effective integrated remedies.
Women in the family unit occupy the important role of ensuring dietary needs of their families are satisfied. Unfortunately, women’s nutritional status has been an under recognised problem. To improve overall nutrition through the family it is essential to promote developmental activities that improve women’s status in society as a whole.
- Lakshmi Durga Chava,
Technical Consultant (Health & Nutrition) World Bank
Regular medical checkups
Use of toilets and adopt hygiene practices
Adopting practices related to 1000 day period
Overcome myths and misconceptions
Extension sessions for farmers to promote community gardens and millet production