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Food Consumption and Nutritional Status in India: Emerging Trends and Perspectives

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  • Radhakrishna R

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    The paper reviews the trends over three decades in the consumption of cereals, calories and micronutrients and nutritional status based on anthropometric measures using the data sets of NSS, NNMB and NFHS. It provides an explanation for the slow growth of nutrient intake and slow reduction in malnutrition.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2210.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2009
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    Keywords: food consumption; malnutrition; micronutrients; anthropometric data; income; household; health; educational status; mothers; child; adutls; energy deficiency; cereal production; punjab; urban areas; nutritional status; child; water; health; India;

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    1. R. Radhakrishna & C. Ravi, 1992. "Effects of Growth, Relative Price and Preferences on Food and Nutrition," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 27, pages 303-323.
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