Nutrition Advocacy in Public Interest - India

A national think tank on nutrition –consisting of independent experts in epidemiology, human nutrition, community nutrition and pediatrics, medical education , administration and management ; having decades of experience in respective fields; has come together to advocate on nutrition policy in public interest.




Who we are

Work we do




Who we are  


Mr.Keshav Desiraju
Former Secretary, Health, GOI


Dr Vandana Prasad
Public Health Resource Network


Prof. Harshpal Singh Sachdev

Senior Consultant in Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology


Dr.Komal Kushwaha
Pediatrician &Former Principal, BRD Medical College Gorakhpur


Dr. Arun Gupta

Child Health & Nutrition Advocate


Dr. Prasanta Tripathy

Co Founder Ekjut


Prof. Umesh Kapil

Professor, Public Health Nutrition, AIIMS


Dr. J.P. Dadhich

Child Health & Nutrition Advocate


Dr. Shoba Suri



Ms. Nupur Bidla

Social Worker



Work we do
  • Letter to Political Parties: Political manifesto Inputs for response to prevent and control non- communicable diseases (NCDs) - obesity, diabetes, cancers, and cardiovascular diseases. 21.2.2019
  • Letter to Dr Rajiv Kumar, VC NITI AAYOG, Chairperson, 4.1.2019
  • Letter to Sh. Amitabh Bachchan on association with Horlicks, 4.6.2018

  • Letter to Dr Rajiv Kumar, VC NITI AAYOG, Chairperson, National Nutrition Council on Concerns regarding introduction of processed and packaged foods for children and women in ICDS, 17.04.2018

  • Letter to Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda (Hon'ble Union Minister) on Implementation of the IMS Act, 15.12.2017

  • Letter to VC, NITI Aayog on COI concerns Technical Board on Nutrition, 30.11.2017

  • Letter to VC, Niti Aayog on COI concerns regarding Working Group on Nutrition, 13th October 2017

  • Letter to All Chief Secretaries of the States in India, dated on 29th August 2017

  • Letter to Concerns on the Indroduction of the use of energy dence nutritious foods (EDNF) up to the project level as quality nutritious for children with severe acute malnutrition under ICDS scheme

  • Letter with Annexure-1 to Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman NITI Aayog, Government of India for concerns " Comments for Strengthening health sector and its role in tackling undernutrition on three-year action 2017-18 to 2019-20

  • Research Paper on Survival and Recovery in Severely Wasted Under-five Children Without Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programme
  • Letter to Hon'ble Sh. Narender Modi, Prime Minister of India, for concerns on " Need for High change Level Action to accelerate change in scenario of child malnutrition" dated on 02 June 2017
  • Letter to Shri J.P Nadda,The Hon'ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for concerns on the Policy for Child Undernutrition " An emerging need to reduce severely wasted children than just treat with RUTF
  • Letter to the Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog, Goverment of India concerns about being a 'SUN Country' or 'Sun State' under the scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement
  • Letter to Shri Ranglal Jamuda, Chairperson, Odisha State Food Commission,Goverment of Odisha for concerns on the use/scale up plans of "Ready to use Therapeutic foods(R UTF)/Energy Dense Nutrition Rich Food(EDNRF) for management of child malnutrition
  • Letter to Smt. Raj Bala Verma , Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand to to draw attention to disturbing developments with respect to National and State policies related to the management of malnutrition





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