ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Nutritional Status of Tribal Children in Birbhum District

in Birbhum District MALNUTRITION and undernutrition constitute a serious hazard to the growth and development of people, particularly children. Although poverty is a major cause of malnutrition, there are also socio-cultural factors that have kept large population groups in need of an adequate level of nutrition. Nutritionally, the worst sufferers are children, expectant and nursing mothers. Undoubtedly, improved purchasing power can upgrade nutrition but it will take a long time before the benefits of the development process can reach those groups in the low income levels. The basic causes of malnutrition in our country are the non-availability of nutritionally balanced and acceptable foods, low in cost to the poor.

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