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Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 72-75
Undernutrition is one of the significant public health issues for developing countries like India. Although a decreasing rate still needs to concentrate more on the stunting and waste cases of under-five children living in every district in India. This short review study has mainly focused on West Bengal’s children under five years of age residing in rural and urban areas with various undernutrition issues. The study’s aim and objective are to assess the current status of undernutrition among children in India, precisely West Bengal. The open-access data from Unicef on stunting estimation and National Family Health Survey 5 (NFHS-5) data on key indicators for West Bengal were computed and analyzed as per available information. In addition, the nutrients data from Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) were also selected as per the requirements of 0-5 years of Indian children. Apart from basic level analysis, the dietary recommendations were also emphasized for the parents and stakeholders related to government and private community nutrition works. Moreover, the study shows a glimpse of undernutrition status and dietary recommendations for the below five years of children in rural and urban settings to make children nutritious.
Keywords: Undernutrition, Underfive years children's nutrition, Child's nutrition, Indian food, Malnutrition, Child feeding practices
How to cite : Banerjee S, A glimpse of dietary recommendations for undernutrition children below five years of age in West Bengal. J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2021;4(3):72-75
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