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Shocking: Nine leading food and beverages brands in India lag behind in high nutritional quality

135 million Indians are obese, according to 2015 Indian Council of Medical Research study

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Swagata Yadavar | IndiaSpend 

No more than 12 per cent of beverages and 16 per cent of foods sold by nine leading Indian food and beverage companies were of “high nutritional quality”, according to the Access to Nutrition Index India Spotlight, 2016, a first of its kind survey.

The index, created by Access to Nutrition Foundation, a Dutch non-profit, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, evaluated the manufacturers’ policies, practices, nutritional disclosures in India and globally. The nine companies assessed said they were committed to combat under-nutrition, but most ...

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 01:20 IST
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