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Why India Needs To Take A Cue From The New US Dietary Guidelines

Nutrition policymaking is a much neglected sector. On one hand there is no significant research in the Indian context, and on the childhood obesity and non-communicable diseases are on the rise, burdening the already fragile healthcare system. The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), or any other competent body, needs to undertake an exercise like the USDA to formulate research-based dietary guidelines for India.