Project Poshan: Fight Against Malnutrition

Maharashtra has one of the highest malnourishment rates in the country. Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 years are attributable to undernourishment. In rural India, the issue of malnutrition is compounded by the socio-economic challenges faced by the community. Through Project Poshan, United Way Mumbai is working in partnership with the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in rural and urban communities, to fight malnutrition.

Impact as of 30th August 2020

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United Way Mumbai's Response

  • Establishing Partnerships with the government's Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), which provides supplementary nutrition to children below 6 years of age.
  • Enrollment and specific targeting of undernourished children, to ensure visible impact
  • Supplementation of nutritious food (ensuring 500 KCal & 10 gm proteins), specifically designed, locally sourced & culturally acceptable. Food safety monitoring at every step.
  • Anthropometric assessment & growth monitoring of the children, based on multiple nutritional indices to track the growth.
  • Building  capacities of ICDS staff & parents for improving feeding practices, sanitation, healthcare of child and household nutritional recipes
  • Medical screening and consultation for severely undernourished children 


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Poshan Recipe Book
National Nutrition Month 2020
Project Poshan Update - August 2020
Project Poshan Update - July 2020
Project Poshan Update - May 2020
Project Poshan Update - March 2020
Meeting with parents of SAM children at Poshan Resource centre, Karjat
Training of frontline health workers on Anaemia prevention and MHM in Panvel Block-1
Anaemia testing and awareness camp at Shirdhon and Navha, RZP schools
November 2019 Update
October 2019 Update
National Nutrition Month 2019
World Breastfeeding Week 2019
Project Poshan - World Immunisation Week
National Safe Motherhood Day
Project Poshan Commemoration of World Health Day 2019
Capacity Building of Anganwadi Workers
Distribution of food supplements
Poshan Update: 31st January 2019
Commemoration of National Nutrition Month
World Breastfeeding Week Activities
Project Poshan - Kitchen Garden Plantation Update
Project Poshan - Karjat
Inauguration of Project Poshan's Karjat Field Office
Project Poshan - Mumbai Inauguration
Project Poshan - Safe Food Handling Training
Project Poshan Video (The Better India)
Project Poshan: Fight Against Malnutrition - 12th July
Update: Project Poshan, 3rd May 2017
Report - Update 7th March 2017
Report - 23 February 2017
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