Malnutrition rates among both adults and children in India are unacceptably high. Almost half the children under the age of three are underweight and one-third adult women have a body mass index than normal. There is not much improvement in the malnutrition rates in the country in the last ten years. The result of the NFHS show very high level of anemia among young children, women and pregnant women and this has risen from NGHS-2 to NFHS-3. Poverty impacts malnutrition in multifarious ways-by reducing purchasing power for good quality calorie dense foods, by reducing access to health care, by giving rise to physical environment lacking in safe water and sanitation and by impact on education.
CCBOS make a community for the food & nutrition security. The community will make an independent nutrition surveillance system must be set up so that we are able to monitor the progress made on malnutrition at least once in two years, at the district level. The effective implementation of ICDS and related intervention requires a high-level overseeing authority, serving as a technical body and strategic oversight that centrally monitors both health and nutrition outcomes of children under six. CCBO’s community improved the quality of the SNP given in anganwadi centers by providing free food grains additional (in line with the MDM scheme) to the monetary allocation made and decentralizing the system of procurement and distribution to the lowest level so that there can be increased community monitoring. This community introduced a maternity benefit scheme. It will start an anganwadi-cum-creche scheme.