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First ever National Conference on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition held in New Delhi

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eMediNexus    23 September 2017

WCD Ministry to issue new guidelines on supplementary nutrition soon, separate nutrition protocol for SAM Children: Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. The first-ever National Conference on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition was successfully held in New Delhi. Organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in collaboration with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, keeping in mind the goal of Mission Malnutrition Free India-2022. Inaugurating the conference, the Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that we must provide 1000 calories to women and 600 calories to children under ICDS. The focus of the entire programme should be to administer nutrition rather than feeding beneficiaries by giving Nutrient Dense Food. The ministry will soon release new guidelines on supplementary nutrition along with a separate nutrition protocol for children with severe acute malnutrition (Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Women and Child Development, September 19, 2017).

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