IAS Gyan

Daily Mains Mini Test


26th September, 2022

One of the most fundamental building blocks of good health is Nutrition. It impacts development during childhood and adolescence. It is important to keep in mind that nutrition can have long-term effects on productivity, cognitive ability, and quality of life. But many children and adolescents do not have access to adequate nutrition in regions across India even today. This results in acute malnutrition, anaemia and other similar disorders.

The malnutrition in Gujarat is one such example. The lack of nutrition often stems from poor nutrient diversity rather than low access to food. Often, traditional diets lack diversity, making it important to educate families about the need to incorporate foods that contain adequate protein, vitamins, iron and folic acid and other key micro-nutrients that aid growth.

Q Justify your solution to address the problem of malnutrition. (150 words)