This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Children who are always falling sick, tire easily or are slow in understanding may be suffering from malnutrition. A child is especially prone to the dangers of malnutrition from the time of conception till two years of age. This is a very important period for overall long-term growth. This video highlights that poor nutrition generally starts before birth, continues into adolescence and adult life and can span generations. Its impact is often irreversible and is visible in cumulative growth and development deficits that compromise maternal health, child health and survival. The video creates awareness about the importance of preventing undernutrition as early as possible, across the life cycle. Just as a damaged clay pot cannot be corrected after it is already set, the health of a child who has been a victim of malnutrition in its early stages of life cannot be fixed. This video is aimed at creating awareness about the signs and alarming consequences of malnutrition and to encourage the community to take action. It explains simple things one can do to prevent malnutrition. It can be used by Aanganwadi , ASHA and ANM workers as well as the healthcare centers. Click here to view the video.