Girls are more at risk of malnutrition than boys because of their lower social status.
1 in 3 of the world's malnourished children lives in India
Malnutrition in early childhood has serious, long-term consequences because it impedes motor, sensory, cognitive, social and emotional development. Malnourished children are less likely to perform well in school and more likely to grow into malnourished adults, at greater risk of disease and early death. Around one-third of all adult women are underweight. Inadequate care of women and girls, especially during pregnancy, results in low- birthweight babies. Nearly 30 per cent of all newborns have a low birthweight, making them vulnerable to further malnutrition and disease.
Mera Parivar proud to say that we have all children healthy,
There were few malnourished children when they enrolled to us regular feeding rich mid day meal all of them are doing good.
Mera Parivar Commitment to reduce malnutrition and low birthweight through national and state level policies
Executive Director -Mera Parivar