Thursday, June 8, 2023

Experts give the word of caution to the parents on nutrition week


Ranchi : Micronutrient deficiency, especially in the first 1000 days of lifecan lead to an impaired cognitive development1. In these formative years, micronutrients like iron, zinc, folic acid, iodine and Vitamin A, play a very crucial role in ensuring optimum cognitive and physical growth of children and maintaining their overall health.

Expressing their concerns on child nutrition in the country on the occasion of nutrition week, experts state that despite such a critical role of micronutrients, parents often fail to achieve their daily recommended dose, resulting in hidden hunger in children.

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