Changing Calorie Consumption and Dietary Patterns



Nutrition Policy in India is based on ensuring access to adequate food and appropriate caring practices; however, changing dietary patterns, inadequate calorie consumption and unawareness of the nutritive content of different foods also adversely impact nutrition outcomes. This chapter looks into changes in dietary patterns over time as well as trends in household food expenditure. Comparisons between rural and urban households are made with a view to identifying explanatory variables. A classification of the major Indian states on the basis of a composite index of nutrition outcomes is attempted and dietary diversification in the best and worst performing states with reference to nutrition is analysed.


Dietary Pattern Calorie Intake Calorie Consumption Household Food Security Protein Energy Malnutrition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent Development ConsultantGurgaonIndia

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