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80% of Indian adults suffer from hidden hunger

Date: 02 November 2019 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • According to UNICEF report over 80 per cent adolescents in India suffer from "hidden hunger", a form of under nutrition, and less than 10 per cent of boys and girls consume fruits and eggs daily.
  • The new report reveals that almost all adolescents in India have unhealthy or poor diets and it is the main cause for all forms of malnutrition.
  • The report also observed more girls suffer from shortness than boys. Anaemia affects 40 per cent of adolescent girls, compared to 18 per cent of boys, and worsens as they get older.
  • Hidden hunger is a deficiency of one or more micronutrients such as iron, folate, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.