Just like the exclusive focus of the national food security Bill on carbohydrates, the focus of malnutrition measures on height and weight is excessively narrow. Malnutrition is a multi-dimensional problem, involving both protein energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency and can only be diagnosed with a proper medical examination. Given the importance of combating malnutrition, a reassessment of the current metric, and development of a new national or regional metric is called for. Read More

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