New HCPDS Working Paper: Estimates of child malnutrition indicators for 543 Parliamentary Constituencies in India

Rockli Kim, SD, Yun Xu, MA, William Joe, PhD, and S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, have authored a novel working paper that presents robust estimates on five indicators of child malnutrition for each Parliamentary Constituency (PC) in India in 2016.

Maternal health literacy linked to child nutrition in India

According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Harvard Pop Center faculty member SV Subramanian, PhD, and colleagues have found that children in India with mothers who were better able to understand, assess and apply maternal health-related information from health promotional materials were half as likely to suffer from several different forms of … Continue reading “Maternal health literacy linked to child nutrition in India”

A call for interventions targeting childhood nutrition, exercise & sleep to lower rate of non-communicable diseases

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Michelle A. Williams is an author on a peer-reviewed editorial published on Cureus that calls for an increased focus on prevention science to combat the increase in non-communicable diseases. Specifically, the researchers suggest targeting three key areas of lifestyle behaviors during childhood – physical activity, nutrition and sleep –  through … Continue reading “A call for interventions targeting childhood nutrition, exercise & sleep to lower rate of non-communicable diseases”

Multi-level analysis finds “micro-geographies” of child undernutrition in India

Four Harvard Pop Center researchers, including research associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD,  recent doctoral program graduate Aditi Krishna, PhD, former Bell Fellow Daniel Corsi, PhD, and faculty member SV Subramanian, PhD, are authors on a paper published in the Journal of South Asian Development that evaluates child undernutrition in India by level – individual, community and … Continue reading “Multi-level analysis finds “micro-geographies” of child undernutrition in India”

Is there a female disadvantage in India when it comes to nutrition?

Not according to a paper published in the Journal of South Asian Development by former Bell Fellow Daniel Corsi, PhD, and Harvard Pop Center faculty member SV Subramanian (Subu), PhD.  Although previous studies have found there to be a female disadvantage in India when it comes to mortality, allocation of food within households, and healthcare … Continue reading “Is there a female disadvantage in India when it comes to nutrition?”

Early life poverty affects physical growth faltering, or stunting, in young & older children

Harvard Pop Center researchers, including doctoral student Aditi Krishna and S V Subramanian, PhD, have published a study in the journal Global Health Action that examines how early life poverty affects physical growth over various life stages, with ages ranging from 6 months – 15 years.

Children consumed less salt, sugar and calories when they ate snacks provided by after-school programs than when they ate snacks from home or other sources

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Steven Gortmaker, PhD, is co-author on a study published in Preventing Chronic Disease that identifies the source of children’s consumption of junk food in Boston’s after-school programs in April-May, 2011.