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Children who are always falling sick, tired easily and slow in understanding are suffering from malnutrition.
The purpose of this video is to encourage the community to take action to prevent malnutrition. It explains simple things one can do to prevent malnutrition.
It is intended for the community at large.
Villagers are going to "Anganwadi Kendra" to attend an educational seminar and a documentary is being shown in which Aamir Khan is speaking on an important subject.
He asks the audience to watch these scenes. In the first one a little girl is asking her father why does she fall ill again and again. In the second one a little boy is tearfully asking his mother why every one in school calls him an idiot. And in the next one a sobbing boy asking his father why does he tire so easily while playing cricket.
All these children have something in common and they are all symptoms of malnutrition. But you can protect your child from it. Just remember these four things.
One - Expecting mothers should get the correct diet. A quarter portion more than usual.
Two - Mother's first milk is the best, don't throw it away, make sure your child gets it.
Three - Until the child reaches six months the child should only be fed mother's milk and nothing else, not even water.
Four - When the child enters the seventh month, balance mothers milk with a nutritious diet.
So do not forget these four very important things and say "Malnutrition Quit India."
Malnutrition is a lack of the right nutrients in the body.
A child is specially prone to the dangers of malnutrition from the time of its conception till two years of age. This is a very important period for overall long-term growth.
Malnutrition in India
Malnutrition in children and women remains as one of the greatest challenges in India. Malnutrition remains a major threat to the survival, growth and development of children.
Today, nearly every second child in India is a victim of malnutrition.
It means they are physically and mentally weak due to which they are targets to many ailments, deformities, disabilities and allergies affecting normal growth mentally and physically. So we should jointly wage a war against malnutrition!
Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
with active support from UNICEF
and other development partners.
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