An explication of the ‘normalized crisis’ of complementary feeding among tribal communities of Rajasthan: room for innovations in Poshan Mission

Monday 15 October 2018, 05:00pm - 07:00pm
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CSH External Seminar 


Monday, 15 October 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


[Join us for tea and coffee at 4:30 p.m.!]

At Institut Français en Inde, Conference room (ground floor)

2, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam road, New Delhi 110011



'An explication of the 'normalized crisis' of complementary feeding among tribal communities of Rajasthan: room for innovations in Poshan Mission'

Rajib Dasgupta & Susrita Roy, on behalf of the Panchsheeel Team

 

The National Family Health Survey 4 reported an alarming decline in adequacy and diversity of complementary feeding in India; merely 9.6% infants (6-23 months) received an adequate diet. States with high levels of chronic poverty and repeated cycles of male migration had poorer indicators. Only 3.4% of children received an adequate complementary diet in Rajasthan and less than 1% in Banswara District (nearly 80% tribal population) an optimal diet.

Our MRC GCRF UK funded interdisciplinary study led by UCL (London) with Save the Children-India, IIT-Delhi, and JNU (Delhi), based in Banswara (Rajasthan) engaged four disciplines—Health, Engineering, Environment and Education—to explore the determinants impacting on feeding practices across political, village and household environments. This presentation will discuss the emergent model in the formative phase, categorized by ‘content’ (mother’s role and autonomy, knowledge and attitude towards feeding of young children, availability of services and resources that shape these practices) and ‘context’ (agriculture and livelihood patterns and its contribution to availability of food as well as on migration cycles thereby affecting the lives of ‘left behind’ and access to basic health, education and infrastructure services). Our results have relevance to the recently launched POSHAN (PM's Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment) Mission that calls for context-specific implementation research and innovations.

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