7 Oct 2019

National Nutrition StrategyQuick read

Source: Press Information Bureau

National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) was launched by NITI Aayog in 2017. 

The salient features

Vision 2022: “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”.- Free from malnutrition, across the life cycle.

  •  The National Nutrition Strategy is committed to ensuring that every child, adolescent girl, and woman attains optimal nutritional status– especially those from the most vulnerable communities. 
  • The focus is on preventing and reducing undernutrition across the life cycle- as early as possible, especially in the first three years of life. 
  • This commitment also builds on the recognition that the first few years of life are forever – the foundation for ensuring optimum physical growth, development, cognition and cumulative lifelong learning.

Objectives and targets:

  • 3 point percentage/year reduction in underweight prevalence in children (0-3 years) by 2022 from NFHS-4 levels
  • 1/3rd reduction in anaemia in children, adolescent & Women of Reproductive Age (WRA)

Key strategic areas of action

  • Governance reform
  • Leading by example
  • Convergence
  • Prioritize action
  • Intensification of Counselling to reach the critical age group
  • Continuum of care
  • Innovative service delivery models
  • Community-based monitoring
  • Enabling actions

Nutrition specific interventions

  • Infant and Young Childcare and Nutrition
  • Infant and Young Child Health
  • Maternal Care, Nutrition and Health
  • Adolescent care, nutrition, and Health
  • Addressing micronutrient deficiencies- including anemia
  • Community nutrition (Interventions addressing community)

 Funding (leveraging):

  •  National Health Mission
  •  National Nutrition Mission
  •  Integrated Child Development Scheme
  •  Swachh Bharat Mission
  •  Increased provision of 25% flexi funds for States in Centrally sponsored schemes

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