Voices from the Field: Supporting Healthy Food Environments in India

VOICES FROM THE FIELD: SUPPORTING HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENTS IN INDIA

by A4NH | October 29, 2019

Rates of overweight and obesity are rising at an alarming rate in India, especially among women. IFPRI Research Fellow Avinash Kishore discusses the impacts of changing food environments, and efforts to raise awareness and ensure access to healthy foods.

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The findings broadly apply across all states and income levels, underlining the challenges many Indians face in obtaining healthy diets.