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The factsheets from the extensive NFHS-5 survey provide an important emerging picture of the trends in malnutrition in India. This article documents the determinants of child undernutrition in India and the drivers of change in malnutrition based on an analysis of the early findings. It highlights some of the key trends and directions for further inquiry and action.As India looks ahead in the context of a pandemic that is having dire economic and social consequences, this article makes recommendations from the consensus-based Commitment to Action from India’s nutrition policy community. This is a useful article for policy makers. Click here to read the article.