NATIONAL NUTRITION STRATEGY 19th Dec 2017

 

National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) has been published by NITI Aayog in 2017. The salient features of the National Nutrition Strategy are as follows:

Vision 2022: “Kuposhan Mukt Bharat”
Objectives and targets:
  •  3 point percentage / year reduction in underweight prevalence in children (0-3 years) by 2022 from NFHS-4 levels
  •  1/3rd reduction in anaemia in children, adolescent & Women of Reproductive Age (WRA)
Key strategic areas of action:

1. Governance reform

2. Leading by example

3. Convergence

4. Prioritise action

5. Intensification of Counselling to reach the critical age group

6. Continuum of care

7. Innovative service delivery models

8. Community based monitoring

9. Enabling actions

Nutrition specific interventions:

1 .  Infant and Young Child care and Nutrition

2 .  Infant and Young Child Health

3 .  Maternal Care, Nutrition and Health

4 .  Adolescent care, nutrition and Health

5 .  Addressing micronutrient deficiencies- including anemia

6 .  Community nutrition (Interventions addressing community)

Funding (leveraging):

1 .  National Health Mission

2 .  National Nutrition Mission

3 .  Integrated Child Development Scheme

4 .  Swachh Bharat Mission

5 .  Increased provision of 25% flexi funds for States in Centrally sponsored schemes