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The Government of India has long recognized the importance of addressing poor nutrition, and has enacted far-reaching legislation to improve child and adolescent nutrition with positive results. Malnutrition levels, however, remain alarmingly high, especially in populations experiencing intergenerational cycles of malnutrition and deprivation. This document details the evolution of UNICEF's nutrition programs, innovation and expansion between 1995 and 2011. It also outlines the universalisation of the program between 2011 and 2020. Apart from the history, this document also outlines the future actions planned under the nutrition program to meet the 2022 targets. In line with national guidelines, UNICEF India will continue to explore and integrate evidence-based and innovative strategies to ensure healthy diets and good nutrition for adolescents. It is a useful document for policy makers. Click here to access the document.