The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized first National Nutrition Survey. The ministry took help from UNICEF to complete the survey. The survey was conducted between 2016 and 2018.
In India, for the first time the ministry measured malnutrition that included micro nutrient deficiencies.
Around 10% of children in the age group of 5 to 9 years and adolescents in the age group 10 to 19 years are pre – diabetic.
5% of them were overweight and 5% suffered from blood pressure.
The survey for the first time proved the coexistence of obesity and under nutrition.
One in five children in the age group 5 to 9 years were stunted. Tamil Nadu and Goa had the highest number of adolescents who were obese or overweight.