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Food and Nutrition Board
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India


Nutrition is the focal point of health and well-being. Nutrition is directly linked to human resource development, productivity and ultimately to the national growth.

Malnutrition is a complex phenomenon. It is both the cause and effect of poverty and ill health, and follows a cyclical, inter-generational pattern. It is inextricably linked with illiteracy, especially female illiteracy, lack of safe drinking water and proper sanitation, ignorance, lack of awareness and ill health. It creates its own cycle within the large cycle of poverty.

Malnutrition in India continues to be at a high level with 42.5% children below the age of 5 being underweight and almost 70% being anaemic. 22% children are born with low birth weight. Lack of adequate information on nutritional needs, has been identified as a major factor for the prevailing nutritional situation in the country. Child malnutrition is both the result of economic conditions and poor nutritional awareness.

Nutrition education and extension has been recognized as one of the long-term sustainable interventions essential to tackle the problem of malnutrition and to generate awareness and to promote the nutrition status of the country. FNB's major task is to address this major challenge.

The Food & Nutrition Board (FNB), set up in 1964, is an attached office of the Ministry of Women & Child Development and has a countrywide set up.

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Assamese - অসমীয়া - Ôxômiya
Assam

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download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
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Bengali - Bangla - বাংলা
Tripura, West Bengal

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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English
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Nagaland, West Bengal

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download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
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Garo - A·chik - Mande
Meghalaya

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download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child

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Gujarati - ગુજરાતી
Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Hindi - हिन्दी - मानक हिन्दी - Mānak Hindī
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Kannada - ಕನ್ನಡ ಲಿಪಿ
Karnataka

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Khasi
Meghalaya

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Konkani - कोंकणी - Konknni - Kōṅkaṇī - ಕೊಂಕಣಿ - കൊങ്കണി
Goa

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download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child

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Malayalam - മലയാളം
Lakshadweep, Kerala, Puducherry

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Manipuri - Meithei - মৈতৈলোন্
Manipur

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Marathi - मराठी
Daman and Diu, Maharashtra

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Nagamese - Nagamiz
Northeast India

download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child

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Oriya - Odia - ଓଡ଼ିଆ
Odisha

download Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding
download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Punjabi - ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - پنجابی - पंजाबी
Chandigarh, Punjab

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download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Tamil - தமிழ் - Thamizh
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

download Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding
download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt Iodine: The Importance of Iodised Salt
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Telugu - తెలుగు
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry

download Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding
download Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency Anaemia: Blood and Iron Deficiency
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child
download Vitamin A Vitamin A

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Urdu - اُردُو‎
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh

download Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding Adequate Complementary Feeding While Continuing Breastfeeding
download The Importance of a Balanced Diet The Importance of a Balanced Diet
download Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding Correct Norms of Infant and Young Child Feeding
download Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition Importance of Infant and Young Child Nutrition
download Nutrition of the Child Nutrition of the Child


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5 July, 2014

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