Diets, malnutrition, and disease in India: An Overview

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, Vani Kulkarni

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    This chapter is an overview of different themes related to diets, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases in India. These include why calorie intake declined across different expenditure classes during 1993–2004; whether dietary diversification was associated with a reduction in calorie intake; what the factors are associated with eating out and its likely nutritional implications; whether a calorie share of the staples threshold could replace conventional calorie norms; whether poverty nutrition traps exist; whether child malnutrition is underestimated; links between aging, growing affluence, obesity and non-communicable diseases; why PDS has failed to fulfil its potential in terms of food security and a critique of the universal food subsidy enacted recently; and a policy perspective reflecting lessons from India and elsewhere and health policy challenges.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDiets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience
    Editors Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha & Vani S Kulkarni
    Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780198099215
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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