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Nutrition:

RPF is committed to reducing undernourishment and malnutrition among children, adolescents girls, pregnant and lactating women specially through our strategy targeted at areas like building awareness and changing the attitudes and practices of people so that they prepare and consume healthy, nutritious meals using inexpensive locally available ingredients and by providing micronutrients and essential supplements. RPF believes that giving knowledge on nutrition creates awareness which is key to tackle numerous basic and preventive health concerns.

We empower communities to become their own agents of change by educating them about simple, inexpensive methods of preparing a balanced diet and adopting healthy practices. We build awareness on adequate nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. We regularly check children for key developmental parameters and sensitise communities on the importance of adequate nutrition and care. Our feature development works are study of prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating mothers living in urban slums.  

2 million children in India die within a year of birth. Why? And what does RPF do?

In our country millions of children die every year before they reach the age of one, due to lack of immunization, medical facilities as well as proper nutrition and care. RPF’s plan of action includes strategies and activities for improving nutritional status of such children as well as equipping mothers with right information to deal with emergency health situations of their infants. RPF believes that if mothers are educated to deal with emergency health situations, several incidences of preventable illnesses and diseases can be stopped. Moreover RPF trains mothers on basic nutritional needs of their children. The plan of action includes strategies and activities for improving nutritional status of children by creating awareness, reducing Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Rate and increasing coverage for immunization