Public Health and Nutrition
The programme was initiated in 1994 as “Food and Nutrition. The thrust from the beginning of the programme was to develop technological and clinical solutions for the Nutrition related problems like malnutrition, anemia, diarrhoea, stunting etc.
Addressal of micronutrient deficiencies, severe acute malnutrition, food fortification, probiotics for human health and well-being, food safety, molecular detection of GM traits in foods, development of low cost foods/ supplements and utilization of agricultural residues for value added products and capacity building in Food Science and Nutrition Biology.
The key questions being addressed are:
- Why are so many women and children anemic?
- Why are so many children still stunted?
- Why are so many babies born small?
Contacts Concerned Officer for more information
|Programme Head / Programme Officer||Dr. Sandhya R. Shenoy, Scientist F|
|Department||Medical Biotechnology Division|
|Attached officer||Dr. Manoj Kumar, Scientist C|