What is Malnutrition?

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  • Malnutrition is the inadequate or excess intake of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals, to meet the daily nutritional requirements of an individual.
  • Malnutrition may be overnutrition or undernutrition.
  • Overnutrition leads to obesity and associated risks of non-communicable diseases.
  • Undernutrition leads to poor growth and development.



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  • Indian Academny of Pediatrics
  • HealthPhone
  • Vodafone India
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • UNICEF India

About IAP HealthPhone

An initiative of HealthPhone™, conducted under the aegis of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development, UNICEF, Aamir Khan and with support from Vodafone.

The objective of this nationwide campaign against malnutrition is to address issues of status of women, the care of pregnant mothers and children under two, breastfeeding and the importance of balanced nutrition and health. The focus is on women between 13 and 35 years of age and their family members.


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