Research has shown the prevalence of malnourishment in children is highest in South Asia, particularly in India and Bangladesh - Nearly double that of sub-Saharan Africa
Despite the 50% increase in GDP since 1991, more than one third of the world's malnourished children live in India.
Of those malnourished children under 3, more than half are underweight.
It is linked to half of all child deaths and nearly a quarter of cases of disease. Malnourished children tend not to reach their potential, physically or mentally.
Causes of malnutrition - socio-economic status, religion, location(rural/urban)
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Several independent surveys…show more content… Of these malnourished children, more than half of those under the age of three are acutely underweight.
Malnourishment is the cause of more than half of all child deaths. It is also one fourth the cause of all diseases in children. Malnourished children tend not to achieve their full potential thanks to of the lack of several vital nutrients
It is more prevalent in rural areas, where a majority of India’s population…show more content… Akshaya Patra was founded in early in the 2000’s to provide wholesome midday meals in government schools, typically those schools where children from difficult socio-economic backgrounds would be enrolled. Through the provision of free food, more children are encouraged to stay in school, all while being provided with one nutritious meal a day, at the least. Thus, malnutrition and illiteracy are tackled with a simple and effective model. Last year, the foundation provided 1.4 million children with a daily meal. They function by the principle “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of