Zero Food Children

  • A recent study highlights India’s alarming issue of ‘zero-food children,’ estimating over 6 million affected, particularly prevalent in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It refers to infants aged six to 23 months who have not consumed any food of substantial calorific content (such as semi-solid, solid, soft, or mushy foods, infant formula, or fresh milk) for the last 24 hours.
  • India has the third-highest percentage of children who have not eaten any food for 24 hours.
  • These children suffer from extreme food deprivation, which can have severe consequences on their growth and development.
  • The period after six month is critical because, at approximately ....
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