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.