“Malnutrition scenario in India is in precarious situation”

Amway India, recently commemorated World Food Day through a unique virtual conference, in partnership with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child (HIMC). The conference witnessed renowned experts and speakers across the industry come together and discussed the importance of building sustainability and innovation in nutrition interventions.

With the ongoing pandemic highlighting the disproportionate access to healthy and nutritious meals, the World Food Day this year has gained more significance. According to the recent Global Nutrition Report 2020, there is an urgent need to address rising malnutrition across economies fueled by the global health crisis. The malnutrition scenario in our country is in a precarious situation. While the number of underweight children has decreased over the years, it is still high compared to average statistics in Asian countries.

Deliberating on addressing such critical issues through innovative methodologies, present at the conference were Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution, Deepa Malik, International para-athlete, Nishtha Satyam, Deputy Country Representative, India, UN Women. The event also witnessed addresses by David Madiol, Global CSR Manager, Amway Corporation, Simrat Bishnoi, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications and CSR, Amway India along with Sunil Mehra, Executive Director, Mamta HIMC and Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI and Chairman, Paramount Cables.