Public health interventions, barriers, and opportunities for improving maternal nutrition in India.

@article{Ramakrishnan2012PublicHI,
  title={Public health interventions, barriers, and opportunities for improving maternal nutrition in India.},
  author={Usha Ramakrishnan and Alyssa E Lowe and Sheila C. Vir and S. Satish Kumar and Rani Mohanraj and Anuraag Chaturvedi and Elizabeth A Noznesky and Reynaldo Martorell and John B. Mason},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 2 Suppl},
  pages={S71-92}
}
BACKGROUND Inadequate nutrient intake, early and multiple pregnancies, poverty, caste discrimination, and gender inequality contribute to poor maternal nutrition in India. While malnutrition is seen throughout the life cycle, it is most acute during childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, and lactation. Although nutrition policies are on the books and interventions are in place, child malnutrition and maternal undernutrition persist as severe public health problems. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the… CONTINUE READING

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