Assessing the Economic Feasibility of Assuring Nutritionally Adequate Diets for Vulnerable Populations in Uttar Pradesh, India: Findings from a “Cost of the Diet” Analysis

January 21, 2021

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.