by Reshma Anand on  July 22, 2015 at 2:55 PM Child Health News
Haryana to Setup Nutrition Commission to Address Malnutrition Among Children
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attented an event organized for "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" program in Haryana. In that meeting he said that the state government has started the process to set up a "State Nutrition Commission" and formulate a "State Nutrition Policy" to address malnutrition among children.

He said the aim of the State Nutrition Mission would be "healthy child, healthy teenager, healthy mother and healthy Haryana".

According to another survey conducted in 2013-14 by the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, 27.8% children upto five years of age in Haryana were underweight, 34.1% children suffered from dwarfism and 11% children were underweight.

Stressing that action would be taken under the mission according to guidelines of the UNICEF and the WHO, Khattar said "It was sad that children were malnourished in Haryana, which is known as the land of milk and yogurt".

"We are seeking support of all sections of society -- representatives of people, social workers, sociologists, intellectuals, distinguished personalities of the corporate sector. We are marching forward in a scientific manner. We are also using Information Technology in innovative ways and laying stress on care of the female foetus", he added.

Source: IANS

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