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When Women Stopped Eating Leftovers | Himanshi Dhawan | The Times of India

The Freedom From Hunger Project, conducted between 2015 and 2017, found that women and adolescent girls are most affected by food scarcity in India.  Not only do they eat less, but they also eat leftovers which lack the nutrients required for physical growth and mental development.  The idea promoted by NGO’s Vaagdhara and Pradhan that women should eat the same food together with the family broke many conventions.  The findings of Diane Coffey of r.i.c.e.  that women who ate last are more likely to be underweight and give birth to low birth weight babies who are more likely to die in the first months of life are quoted in the article.  Read more…