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Poor nutrition can lead to a wide range of health problems and negative outcomes, both on an individual and societal level. Analyse the role of dietary diversity in tackling malnutrition in the country.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

2. Poor nutrition can lead to a wide range of health problems and negative outcomes, both on an individual and societal level. Analyse the role of dietary diversity in tackling malnutrition in the country. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Down to Earth

Why the question:

The article emphasizes the importance of dietary diversity in addressing child malnutrition in India. It highlights that a lack of access to a varied and nutritious diet contributes to the prevalence of malnutrition in the country.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the impact and suggest measures to tackle malnutrition in India.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving statistic regarding malnutrition in India based on NFHS-5.

Body:

In the first part, write about the consequences of malnutrition – which includes stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), underweight (low weight for age) and micronutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies (a lack of important vitamins and minerals). The other is overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer).

Next, write about various policy measures taken so far. Suggest measures to further improve them. Write about the role that dietary diversity can plan in tackling malnutrition.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward to achieve SDG-2