Seasonal Variations in Childbirth – A Perspective from the HMIS Database (2017–20)

Citation: Nambiar, A., Choudhury, D. R., & Agnihotri, S. B. (2022). Seasonal Variations in Childbirth – A Perspective from the HMIS Database (2017–20). Economic & Political Weekly. Link for the article: https://www.epw.in/journal/2022/17/perspectives/seasonal-variations-childbirth.html Short Brief: The analysis of seasonal variations in births in India, using the Health Management Information System data for Read More …

Spatial dependency in child malnutrition across 640 districts in India: need for context-specific planning and interventions

Citation:Vennam, T. R., Agnihotri, S. B., & Chinnasamy, P. (2022). Spatial dependency in child malnutrition across 640 districts in India: need for context-specific planning and interventions. Journal of Public Health. Link for the article: https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdac035 Short Brief: Background Child malnutrition remains a matter of concern in India as the current Read More …

Transformation in culinary behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic: In-depth interviews with food gatekeepers in urban India.

The present qualitative study provides first-hand information about the factors influencing dietary modifications and changes in culinary behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic in urban India. The study included 34 female household food gatekeepers from Mumbai, India. Template Analysis Technique was used to generate themes and sub-themes from the interview data. A number of themes were identified. These included increased household cooking, food-related activities shared amongst family members, increase in culinary experiments, adopting the meal planning skills, reduced visits to the supermarkets and shift to online shopping, shortage of essential food items, bulk buying, reduced intake of outside food, increased variety of home-cooked meals, increase in snacking and overall food intake and increase in family meal episodes. Overall, both positive and negative food-related behaviours emerged in urban households during the pandemic led lockdowns.