COMPREHENSIVE NUTRITION AND HEALTH INTERVENTION (CNHI)

Nutrition, the focal point of health and well-being, is directly linked to human resource development, productivity and ultimately to the national growth.Unfortunately, the prevalence of under-nutrition and malnutrition in India is among highest in the world with around 52% women and 74% children being undernourished.Further the inter-state disparities also prevail and U.P, the most populous state of India scores poorly on nutritional indicators.This program was implemented by Vatsalya with the support of UNICEF on the issue of health and nutrition among pregnant, lactating mother and adolescent girls. Achievements are- nutritional issues were integrated in various forums, community groups and front line workers were sensitized on breastfeeding, complementary feeding, vitamin A, iron & iodized salt consumption.