Dynamic database on
diet & nutrition
Monitoring of the nutritional status of the population is
an important aspect of any nutrition programme. Nutrition surveillance and monitoring
help to assess the impact of the studies made in the area of nutrition intervention
and overall development as well as to determine the direction in which the
community’s nutrition is progressing.
Hence, ICMR established the National Nutrition Monitoring
Bureau (NNMB) in the year 1972, with a Central Reference Laboratory at NIN
and units in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh,
Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.