Fixing the Fundamentals: Eliminating Malnutrition to Reduce Disease Burden & Promoting Health

It is estimated that by 2050, over 9 billion people will need to be fed and the need to find new and innovative ways to feed healthy and nutritious food to people is more pressing than ever. Nutrition security is critical to life specifically in eradicating the impact of macro & micronutrient deficiency in a large population of the country to fight the reason for the stunted growth of children, eye problems, anemia, diabetes and heart related disease. Reducing malnutrition is the key to contain the mortality of vulnerable sections — the poor, women and children — especially in the wake of the pandemic when food consumption patterns across the board are changing. The session will discuss the damaging aspects of such a change and ways to address them to ensure nutrition health and substantially reduce the burden of diseases.