People were asked to contact the TICMR-National Institute of Nutrition (NINake takes a large part in the e-survey)

City-based) has launched an online e-survey to generate participatory real-time data on food intake, eating habits and health indicators at the national level for mapping the diet and health status of people across the country.

Voluntary participation

The institute has invited people of all ages to visit the NIN website and volunteer to fill out a simple e-survey form. Given that agricultural production, food production, the availability and accessibility of food and their consumption are shifting, eating habits and thus health risks must change, according to a press release from NIN.

“The monitoring of food intake, diet and health status of the population should be dynamic in nature so that planners, implementers and development partners can revise and design new nutrition and health intervention programs. We hope that this electronic survey experiment will help us to adequately fill this gap, ”said NIN Director Hemalatha R ..

Two types of shapes

She said there are two types of e-survey forms on the NIN website – one for adults (over 18 years of age) to collect self-reported data on nutritional status, frequency and food intake, and one for parents / Caregivers of children under two years of age who are expected to fill out the information relating to infant and young child nutrition, particularly food frequency, variety and nutritional status.

Immediately after completing the e-survey forms, the respondents can use the data provided online to obtain a quick overview of their nutritional status or the nutritional status of the child. You can take the e-survey and fill out the forms at

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