Dietary guidelines of ICMR-NIN exhibit food bias

Instead of time-tested indicators of weights and heights, DGI chose to foreground data on cholesterol, triglycerides, diabetes, etc.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 29, 2024 | 2:00 PMUpdatedMay 29, 2024 | 2:00 PM

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In April 2024, ICMR-NIN released Dietary Guidelines for Indians (DGI), selectively quoting data from the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS 2019). Instead of bringing out evidence-based dietary guidelines befitting a 106-year-old institution of national importance, they have failed to do due diligence and instead seem to have released a vegetarian dieticians’ recipe booklet to enthral India’s middle class and elite.

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