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Britannia Nutrition Foundation completes 11 years of improving health & nutritional outcomes for children & women

Of late, Britannia Nutrition Foundation completed its 11th anniversary in tackling child malnutrition in India. The foundation partners with the Government and non Government stakeholders to address malnutrition and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) among children, adolescents, and women.

Through its holistic program approach, the foundation is working to improve the nutritional status of the communities near Britannia's manufacturing sites.

As a part of its ongoing commitment, Britannia's two flagship programs – Swasth Bharat and Suposhan aim to benefit over 1 lakh beneficiaries from over 300 villages and slums in 8 states.

Swasth Bharat program addresses malnutrition in children under six years. The program intends to engage and empower women to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition.

Suposhan program addresses IDA among adolescents by developing a positive attitude and knowledge towards health, hygiene, and nutrition practices at the school level and identifying and training adolescents to be nutrition champions.

The foundation's various initiatives cover lakhs of people across five states of Bihar, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka. Soon, they would cover more states, including Assam, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra, to reach the country's length and breadth.

Britannia Nutrition Foundation is resolute in combating malnutrition and supporting the Government's vision for a 'Kuposhan' (malnutrition) and Anemia' Mukt' Bharat.

The foundation implements these programs in collaboration with the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) of the Department of Women and Child Development, Health and Education Department, and other partners.