Journal article

Assessing the Economic Feasibility of Assuring Nutritionally Adequate Diets for Vulnerable Populations in Uttar Pradesh, India: Findings from a “Cost of the Diet” Analysis (Kachwaha, S., 2020. Current Developments in Nutrition)

10 Dec 20
Topic(s): Complementary feeding, Maternal Nutrition, Research
Location: India
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Social and behavior change, Strategic use of data

This study conducted surveys in Uttar Pradesh, India, to examine food prices and consumption patterns.
Results show that nutritious diets were unaffordable for 75% of households; income and dietary preferences, rather than food availability, were the key barriers to obtain nutritious diets. Practical, habitual, diet-related behavior change communication to middle- and high-income households and additional social protection for poorer households could better enable individuals to access more nutritious diets.