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Hunger for governance : Childhood malnutrition in Nepal has its roots in political failure, the same reason more children are going hungry during the pandemic. (nt 18/06/2021), Nepal’s epidemic of hunger : Malnutrition among Nepali children pre-dates Covid-19, but the pandemic has made it worse, by Anita Bhetwal (nt 18/06/2021)

Malnourished children deprived of care as nutritional rehabs are converted into isolation facilities : Doctors warn child and infant mortality will increase, and years of effort and investment  in reducing child mortality will go to waste, if the issue is continuously ignored, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/06/2021)

Malnourished child left in lurch in Bajura (ht 29/03/2021)

Market flooded with substandard food items (ht 29/03/2021)

Rediscovering millets : The grain can potentially improve the nutrition and health security of a large population, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 26/03/2021)

Nutrition deficiency still prevalent despite country spending billions to address the issue : Distribution of complementary foods and micronutrients alone will not address the problem, nutritionists say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2021)

Malnutrition in children serious health challenge in several Karnali districts : Poverty, food shortage and lack of awareness behind existing malnutrition crisis, say experts, by Tularam Pandey and Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 10/02/2021)

Millions worth of expired goods that were still being sold in market destroyed, 512 firms fined : Market flooded with expired products, says Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection. Consumers urged to exercise caution, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/01/2021)

Ministry to set maximum residue limits for 10 fruits and vegetables : The maximum tolerated levels will be fixed as per international standards, officials say, by Krishana Prasain(kp 12/12/2020)

Quality watchdog comes up with standards for 12 food products : The proposed standards will ensure quality and safety of food items, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/12/2020)

Sixty firms come under the scanner for market malpractices : Most of the complaints during the review period were about processed drinking water, edible oil, hotels and restaurants (kp 03/12/2020)

DoFTQC seals 35 food factories in four months (ht 01/12/2020)

Strengthening food system stressed (ht 17/10/2020)

Better Food Choices For Better Nutrition, by Monica Pradhan (rn 16/10/2020)

Market monitoring team uncovers 195 tonnes of expired butter worth Rs160 million : The butter was found at Dairy Development Corporation but it still can be consumed, it says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/10/2020)

Why Nepal Is Exemplar Of Nutrition Movement, by Atul Upadhyay (rn 12/10/2020)

COVID-19 Exacerbates Childhood Malnutrition, by Menaka Bhusal and Bonita Shrestha (rn 10/10/2020)

Expired packaged food, relabelled to be sold in shops, is exposing consumers to serious health risks Chocolates and biscuits produced by multinational companies were ready to be shipped to the market when officials seized them last week, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/10/2020)

Selling of date-expired food items rampant in Valley (rep 15/09/2020)

Proud Nepali ‘Besaray’ : People seem blind to the evidence that the Besar Belt, including Asia and Africa, has seen very few coronavirus deaths, by Sushma Joshi (ae 11/09/2020)

Pesticide residue testing labs at border points need upgrading, officials say : Fruits and vegetables with most pesticide residues are banana, orange, tomato, cauliflower, sponge gourd and beans, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/08/2020), Poison on our plates : The government must ensure that fruit and vegetable imports are free of hazardous pesticide residues (kp 25/08/2020)

17 diners receive ‘very good’ rating after inspections : Government teams checked 501 roadside restaurants and eateries in the last fiscal year for food quality and hygiene, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/08/2020)

Government sets quality standards for four traditional Nepali snacks and vegetable oil: Beaten rice, pustakari, assorted salty snacks, gudpak, and vegetable fats and oil will  now onwards have their production qualities and sales specifications, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/08/2020)

Government prepares new law to ensure food quality: But existing mechanisms and human resources are not enough to implement stringent measures it envisages, say consumer rights activists and officials, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/07/2020)

High levels of pesticide residues found in vegetables in Valley: Lab tests find tomato, cauliflower and eggplant samples contaminated with chemicals, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/07/2020)

Malnutrition takes toll on vulnerable communities amid lockdown: Government plans to distribute fortified flour in affected areas, but experts say that’s not a long-term solution to the problem, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/07/2020)

Nepal updates quality standards for fruit juices and beverages: The new standards have been sent to the World Trade Organisation for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures notification, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/07/2020)

EU, UNICEF to prevent malnutrition in Nepal (ht 03/07/2020)

Pesticide testing lab resumes operations at Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market: The lab conducts tests for two types of pesticides in vegetables and fruits — organophosphate and carbamate, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/06/2020)

Malnourished children at risk as nutrition centres are requisitioned for Covid-19 care: The country will have more deaths from malnutrition if the issue is ignored, nutrition experts have warned, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/06/2020)

Nepal government unveils food safety protocol (ht 07/06/2020)

Spoilt rice distributed as relief in Dhangadhi Sub Metropolis: The Sub Metropolitan city had purchased food grains worth Rs 26.1 million to distribute to the impoverished households during the coronavirus pandemic, by Arjun Shah and Mohan Budhaair (kp 21/05/2020)

Vegetables and fruits being sold without testing for pesticide contamination: The government is more focused on ensuring the availability of food than its quality at this time, say officials, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/04/2020)

Rikikur: The Sherpa potato pancake: It's traditionally eaten at breakfast, but it's good for all times—especially now, with everyone locked inside, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 31/03/2020)

Malnutrition ‘prevalent’ in children in urban settings: Study: Child Nutrition Rehabilitation Home in Lumbini Provincial Hospital treated 61 children suffering from malnutrition in the current fiscal year, by Amrita Anmol (kp 19/03/2020)

Malnutrition cases on the rise in Bajura (ht 12/03/2020)

Sale of substandard foods rampant in the capital, highway eateries (rep 23/02/2020)

Chhyang: A recipe away: Brewing chhyang is not as complex as you think; the recipe is, in fact, quite simple compared to that of other local liquors, by Prija Koirala (kp 21/02/2020), Locally brewed magic potions: Put aside your whiskeys, wines and champagnes, and go on a mini adventure fuelled with some homebrews, by Prija Koirala (kp 21/02/2020)

Chaos from corona: Let’s get our ducks in a row, by Shubh Narayan Mahato (ht 20/02/2020)

Regulating Food Supplements, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 17/02/2020)

Tackling malnutrition with microorganisms: There are good microbes in the gut that aid digestion and keep us healthy and well-nourished, by Siddhartha Hamal Dhakal (kp 10/02/2020)

A confluence of highland food cultures: There are hidden mountainous treasures tucked away in the alleys around the stupa—it’s time to explore, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 31/01/2020)

Achieving zero hunger in Nepal: Actions such as revitalising local food systems and transforming nutrition behaviour must be interconnected, by Bandana Shakya (kp 15/01/2020)

Already struggling to cope with malnutrition, Nepal now faces a new burden: Obesity: Nepal Demographic Health Survey of 2016 found that 36 percent of children under the age of five years were suffering from chronic malnutrition, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/12/2019)

Nearly two dozen food items to be examined for residue limits: This is the first time that the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control has added meat items to its list to be examined, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/12/2019)

Transforming food system for healthy diet stressed (ht 12/12/2019)

Fit Box: Kathmandu’s go-to place for healthy eating: The startup is gaining in popularity among diet conscious people in the Valley, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/11/2019)

Iodised salt once prevented goitres but it is now leading to hyperthyroidism: More than 60 percent of the population consumed excessive levels of iodine through iodised salt, a survey shows, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/11/2019), Go easy on the salt: Nepalis are consuming more iodine than is good for them (kp 21/11/2019)

Nutrition tray: A win-win for better health, by Sophiya Uprety (ht 21/11/2019)

Pesticide residue test on imported fruits, vegetables to start at 12 entry points (ht 19/11/2019)

Nearly half of Nepali children still malnourished: Progress in reducing malnutrition has stalled. What can be done to ensure enough of the right food for all?, by Sonia Awale (nt 08/11/2019)

Nutritionist’s resignation from Baliyo Nepal raises questions about the project’s commitment to combating malnutrition: Dr Aruna Uprety quits as advisor to Baliyo Nepal, a campaign supported by Chaudhary Foundation, after learning that it promotes junk food, by Arjun Poudel (kp 07/11/2019)

Govt teams up with businesses to fight against malnutrition (ht 07/11/2019)

Global gathering on nutrition, by Ram Krishna Shrestha and Kiran Rupakhetee (rep 04/11/2019) Delegates from 73 countries in Kathmandu to discuss malnutrition (rep 06/11/2019) The malaise of malnutrition: The availability of domestically produced food is a key issue (kp 07/11/2019)

3rd lead Nutrition programme launched (ht 02/11/2019)

High levels of pesticide residue found in cauliflower and bitter gourd samples: Doctors say long-term consumption of vegetables laced with pesticides can cause renal failure, heart and lung diseases, and even cancer, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/10/2019)

Scaling up nutrition in Nepal: The country needs to make significant efforts to address the gaps in coverage and utilisation of services, by Manisha Shrestha (kp 20/10/2019)

Highway hotels serving low quality food to face action (ht 19/10/2019)

UNICEF blames poor diet for children’s ill health (ht 16/10/2019)

Nepal to host conference on meeting nutrition standards (ht 15/0/2019)

Malnutrition rife among Bajura children (ht 13/10/2019)

Kathmandu fails to allocate budget for inspection of meat market this year: Officials say they are not monitoring the health of goats, buffaloes and pigs, or inspecting butcher shops in the metropolis this year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/10/2019)

Prescribed and pre-ordered—what’s behind the latest health food trend? An increasing number of people have become health-conscious in Kathmandu, and some businesses have capitalised, by Alisha Sijapati (kp 05/09/2019)

Govt staff lunch menu guideline soon, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 04/09/2019)

Health Ministry seeks Rs 230 million to distribute fortified flour in flood-hit Province 2: The programme is expected to benefit 300,000 children under two years of age, pregnant women and new mothers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/09/2019)

Junk food blamed for nutrition deficiency in children (ht 02/09/2019)

The newest trend in town—veganism: More people are becoming vegan in Kathmandu—and they say it’s not difficult to be one, by Abani Malla (kp 28/08/2019)

Ultra-processed foods linked to poor health, early death (rep 28/08/2019)

Malnutrition rife in Sudurpaschim Province (ht 22/08/2019)

Government prepares diet plan for community school midday meal programme: The new guideline recommends cutting off junk food and providing locally produced food to children, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/08/2019)

People are collecting discarded vegetables and selling them for cheap: At the Kalimati market, hawkers collect vegetables from a refuse pile and bundle them to sell later as fresh produce, by Anup Ojha (kp 14/08/2019)

How Nepal became obsessed with instant noodles and why it’s here to stay: Thirty five years since it was first introduced, Wai Wai has taken over the country, becoming part of the Nepali staple diet. But not everyone is happy with its ubiquity, by Thomas Heaton (kp 10/08/2019)

Reducing Malnutrition, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 04/08/2019)

Maximum residue limits set for 10 fruits and vegetables: The decision follows a Supreme Court order to continue quarantine checks and tests, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/08/2019)

In absence of consumer court, businesses keep getting away with selling substandard products: Although dozens of restaurants and companies are found selling contaminated and low quality food, lengthy administrative process results in little action, by Rajesh Khanal and Krishana Prasain (kp 31/07/2019), Lack of human resources affects inspection, action of DoFTQC (ht 31/07/2019)

More than 50,000 children to be deprived of fortified flour in Karnali: The province’s Health Directorate says the tender to procure the nutrient-enriched flour was cancelled after the product’s samples were found to be substandard; With the end of  the last [2018-19] fiscal year, the budget for the programme is also frozen, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/07/2019)

This family wants Kathmandu to go vegan: Demand for the plant-based products has seen a surge in recent years, by Thomas Heaton (kp 29/07/2019)

‘Low soil zinc causing stunted growth’, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 28/07/2019)

Junk food is making Nepali children shorter: Surprisingly, infants raised on biscuits and noodles are shorter than expected, not fatter, by Marty Logan (nt 26/07/2019)

Kathmandu’s kids are eating more junk food than ever and it’s stunting their growth: Babies are getting a quarter of their calories from unhealthy food, new report says, by Thomas Heaton (kp 25/07/2019)

High iron content in drinking water cause for concern in Kankai Municipality: Around 1,200 families in Wards 1 and 2 of the municipality are dependent on groundwater for their water needs, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 23/07/2019)

Getting rid of harmful chemical pesticides: The Nepal government has been reducing the use of chemical pesticides with various programmes, by Yubak Dhoj GC (kp 22/07/2019)

Think global, act local: Half of our problems would be over if we stick to ethnic and traditional food and vegetables. When we start consuming alien food, our kitchens get invaded by chemicals and preservatives, by Babu Ram Neupane (rep 21/07/2019)

Import of goats halted for four months, by Dilip Poudel (rep 20/07/2019)

Government mulls deal with India for mutual recognition of pesticide tests:Faced with massive public criticism, Nepal has finally decided to revisit India’s proposal, by Anil Giri (kp 18/07/2019)

SC continues order to test vegetables, fruits for pesticides (ht 17/07/2019)

Vegetable imports: To regulate or not to regulate?, by Kshitiz Dahal and Dikshya Singh (ht 16/07/2019)

Plastic rice rumours: No truth in them, by Biranchi Poudyal (ht 15/07/2019)

Rasuwagadhi customs office; Agri products enter country sans pest residue testing, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/07/2019)

Quarantine officials receive training on pesticide residue tests: The programme was organised amid concerns over pesticide residue tests on imported agriculture produce, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/07/2019)

Killing us softly: Pesticides and other chemicals used during the production of vegetables and fruits often do more harm than good, by Kribina Pathak (kp 12/07/2019)

Closure of nutrition rehabilitation centre puts children’s lives at risk: Rapti Academy of Health Sciences has been fraught with irregularities since its establishment last year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/07/2019)

Ensure pesticide-free veggies, NHRC tells govt (ht 09/07/2019), Court orders government to continue pesticides test on imported farm produce, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/07/2019), Pesticides And Health Hazards, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 11/07/201p9)

All you need to know about the debate over pesticide residue testsVegetables and fruits that may have high levels of pesticide residue and other chemicals can make their way into the kitchens of Nepali households, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/07/2019)

India expresses concern over chemical testing requirements: Lack of properly equipped labs leaves imported fruits and vegetables rotting at the border, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/07/2019), MoICS revokes decision to check pesticides in veggie imports, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 06/07/2019), Nepal revokes pesticide tests for fruits, vegetables under Indian pressure (rep 06/07/2019), ‘Don’t revoke decision to test pesticides in imported vegetables’ (ht 07/07/2019), Decisions over pesticide tests reveal how the government takes ad hoc measures: Agriculture Ministry says it was kept in the dark while the Cabinet decided to conduct tests and then backtracked, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/07/2019), Pesticide testing infra unlikely in six months: Agriculture minister (ht 08/07/2019) [The infrastructure should have been built many years ago!]

Children suffer severe malnutrition in Solukhumbu villages: Pregnant women, lactating mothers and children below two years deprived of nutritious flour for months, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/06/2019)

Fighting malnutrition, one bead at a time: The social enterprise SOCHAI was announced the winner of Lead 2030 Challenge for Sustainable Development Goal’s Zero Hunger categorye, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 24/06/2019)

Government bans import of Red Bull and flavoured synthetic drinks: Government claims such drinks pose a health risk, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 24/06/2019)

Over 70pc kids in Aamkot malnourished (ht 20/06/2019)

Local units launch drive to make Baitadi malnutrition free, by Tripti Shahi (kp 12/06/2019)

Authorities to resume pesticide test on fruits and vegetables: Testing of harmful organophosphate and carbamate had been halted due to lack of manpower and test kits, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/06/2019)

Malnutrition not under control in Doramba, Ramechhap, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 30/05/2019)

Villagers consume non-iodised salt in remote Achham villages: One kilo of iodised salt costs up to Rs 40 in remote parts of the district,  while non-iodised salt is available at Rs 20 per kilo, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 24/05/2019)

An unequal platter: Authorities have fallen woefully short on commitments to end undernourishment (kp 15/04/2019)

New mothers, children of Karnali deprived of fortified flour: 60 percent of children under five in the region are stunted,  which is an indicator of chronic undernutrition, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/04/2019)

DoFTQC files 136 cases against businesses selling low quality food (ht 07/04/2019)

Quality inspectors book 136 firms for selling inferior food products: Defects were observed in edible oil, bottled water and dairy products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/04/2019)

Butchering buffaloes is inhumane and unhygienic. But government can’t do anything about it, by Thomas Heaton and Deepak Gautam (kp 16/03/2019)

E coli, coliform found in drinking water supplied in Kathmandu Valley: Water utility urges local governments to help control pig and duck farming in and around water sources, by Arkun Poudel (kp 11/03/2019)

Poor families in Bara drinking unsafe water, by Laxmi Sah (kp 10/03/2019)

Testing of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables halted for months: Labs across the country are ill-equipped to conduct pesticide tests, exposing consumers to health risks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/03/2019)

Moringa: For food, for climate, by Akash Bajagain (ht 25/02/2019)

Report warns food insecurity is still looming over country: The National Planning Commission says the average household  spending on food still stands at  54 percent of their total income, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/02/2019) [see NPC report], Lack of infrastructure, natural hazards are threats to food security: NPC (rep 19/02/2019)

Rise against the clock: Proactive research and analysis are needed to effectively address future nutritional problems, by Ramu Bishwakarma (kp 05/02/2019)

Watch what you eat: Health experts refute claims about fad diets saying that they are more myth than fact, by Yam Bahadur Dura (kp 03/02/2019)

National lab gets accreditation to test farm goods, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/02/2019)

Import of meat products banned amid African swine fever fears (ht 25/01/2019)

How rice became a staple—and why that’s unsustainable: Nepal’s reliance on rice over traditional nutrient-rich grains is costing the country billions every year, and making people unhealthier, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 19/01/2019)

Eradicating hunger: Possible in Nepal, by Kapil Joshi (ht 04/01/2019)

Eight water industries sealed in Siraha (ht 03/01/2019)

Nutrition home on the brink of closure due to lack of budget, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 24/12/2018)

Food department prepares to replace 5-decade-old Food Act: Draft of Food Safety and Standards Act 2018 being submitted this week, by Arpane Ale Magar (rep 24/12/2018)

KMC starts goat inspection, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/10/2018)

Highway side eateries to undergo inspection (kp 10/10/2018)

Most slaughterhouses operating against standards and without permit, by Rohit Rai (rep 09/10/2018)

Coliform detected in bottled water in Jhapa (ht 23/09/2018)

Ministry closes four butcheries: Livestock Ministry team inspects five meat shops in Lagankhel, Lalitpur; Four out of five butcheries did not follow standard guidelines on registration and cleanliness (kp 22/09/2018)

Authorities to monitor traders: The government bodies will monitor meat, grocery shops, slaughterhouses, dairy products, sweet shops, bottled drinks, petrol and diesel stations in the Valley (kp 20/09/2018)

Infected food, water increase health risks, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/09/2018)

350 people taken ill after Dar feast in Panchkhal (kp 09/09/2018)

The hungry and forgotten: Malnutrition will continue largely unabated unless it is identified and approached, by Khilendra Basnyat (kp 07/09/2018)

People drinking 'undrinkable' water in eastern Nepal: Study, by Amar Khadka (rep 04/09/2018)

Party palace sealed for selling substandard food (kp 03/09/2018)

Party venues compromising on food quality in valley (ht 03/09/2018)

Children, women malnourished: Micronutrients deficiency high: Report, by Nayak Paudel (kp 31/08/2018)

The starvelings: Malnutrition is an issue that warrants the attention of the government, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 26/08/2018)

Read before you eat: Food manufacturing companies freely label their food as healthy, fresh, pure, original and natural even if it may not be so, by Bharati Adhikari (rep 25/08/2018)

Govt to define residue limit of pesticides, chemicals in every vegetable, fruit (ht 24/08/2018)

School water poisoned, 27 children taken ill (kp 15/08/2018), Pesticide found in school water tank, 26 children fall ill (rep 15/08/2018), Parents fear for their children’s safety, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 18/08/2018)

Forever hungry: Producing and distributing nutritious food should be a political priority (kp 14/08/2018)

Defining our food culture: In embracing commercial global cuisine, we are forgetting our own ethnic food culture, by Prashanta Khanal (kp 12/08/2018)

Caution: The water you drink may be unsafe: This summer let’s be extra cautious about the water we are drinking. Let’s take every effort to maintain proper sanitation and hygiene, by Binod Rayamajhee and Uma Sigdel (rep 11/08/2018)

Over 220 firms found selling unsafe goods: 41 bottled water suppliers were found to be selling contaminated water (kp 09/08/2018), Coliform detected in bottled water in Kaski (ht 09/08/2018)

Adulteration rampant due to poor oversight, by Pratap Bista (kp 06/08/2018)

Living to eat: Junk foods are a symptom of a throw-away society, by Aruna Uprety (nt 03/08/29018)

Locals suspect irregularities in nutrition program, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 02/08/2018)

Damdawali residents drink contaminated water from Babai River, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 25/07/2018)

DAO Kaski detects coliform in jar water (ht 12/07/2018)

'Milk consumption down by 30 percent due to coliform rumors' (rep 09/07/2018)

No quarantine unit at Rasuwagadhi to check food products: Border trade shifted to Rasuwagadhi but not quarantine staff, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 08/07/2018)

Coliform found in 33 of 36 milk samples collected in capital (rep 26/06/2018), Poison in food: Coliform bacteria in milk samples (rep 26(06/2018)

Govt bodies trade blame for not exposing bottlers of contaminated water (rep 26/06/2018)

Foul and contaminated: Govt should tighten the Food Act and take strict actions against the perpetrators (kp 20/06/2018)

Obesity growing among urban youths in Nepal, by Dilasha KC (rep 11/06/2018)

Malnutrition rife among children (ht 10/06/2018)

Quality control: Six bottled water processing plants sealed (kp 03/06/2018)

135 booked for selling inferior food products (kp 26/05/2018)

Study reveals potable water rife with bacteria (kp 16/05/2018)

Imported mangoes pose ‘serious health risks’, by Shiva Puri (kp 16/05/2018)

Something fishy: Humans need protein in their diet and fish are a healthier and viable alternative to meat in Nepal, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 06/05/2018)

Malnutrition rampant among Chepang women, kids, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 03/05/2018)

Wisdom of eating: Chepangs’ food habits, by Aruna Uprety (ht 23/04/2018)

‘15pc children malnourished in Dhanusha’, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 15/04/2018)

With 5.1 pc people obese in Nepal, a big challenge looms, by Pratik Rimal (rep 31/03/2018)

Senior nutritionWhat to eat as we age, by Jagadish K. Chhetri (ht 23/03/2018)

Childhood obesity: A public health concern, by Ajnish Ghimire (ht 20/03/2018)

400 children alarmingly malnourished in Jhapa (ht 16/03/2018)

Drought, famine escalate malnutrition in mid-west, far-west (ht 16/03/2018), Malnutrition among children on the rise in Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 16/03/2018)

Market monitoring ineffective in Chitwan thanks to lack of proper law (ht 15/03/2018)

Jhapa consumes meat products worth Rs 3.5 million every day, by Yubaraj Biswa (rep 06/03/2018)

14 pc children in Province 2 malnourished (kp 24/02/2018)

Government to fix max residue limit for fruits and vegetables (kp 23/02/2018)

Vitamin D deficiency on the rise among kids (ht 10/02/2018)

25 percent children malnourished in Banke village: District Public Health Office says malnourishment is widespread among children in Holiya Village, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 01/02/2018)

NFC to check, certify food quality (ht 31/01/2018)

Home to 300 edibles makers, Bara has no food inspector (rep 31/01/2018)

SC tells govt to restrict pesticide use in vegetables (rep 31/01/2018)

GMP applied at 6 dairies in KTM Valley (kp 17/01/2018)

Nepalis eating less rice compared to a decade ago, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/01/2018)

146 children suffering from malnutrition in Rukum: DHO, by Hari Gautam (kp 07/01/2018)

Scaling up nutrition: All sectors need to jump in to address gaps that hamper the provision of proper nutrition to Nepali children, by Jhabindra Bhandari (kp 04/01/2018)

50 firms busted for selling inferior food (kp 29/12/2017), 50 firms accused of adulteration (ht 29/12/2017)

Food safety: Challenges in dairy industry, by Anjani Kumar (ht 29/12/2017)

Conference on rice fortification seeks solution for malnutrition (ht 20/12/2017)

Multi-sector nutrition plan 2 in force: The government plans to reduce stunting from  35.8 percent in 2016 to 28 in 2022. It also aims to reduce wasting from 9.7 percent in 2016 to 7 percent in 2022, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/12/2017), Morning shows the day: In a country that sees many commitments and little implementation, the recent pledge by the local representatives to invest in nutrition could be an exception to the norm, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/12/2017)

Don’t forget the children: Leaders have promised magnificent things, but said little about ending malnutrition, by PC Wasti (kp 13/12/2017)

Govt to implement second MSNP in all 77 districts: The five-year plan aims to improve status on prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/12/2017)

We are what we eat: Embrace nutrition and promote healthier choices to curb non-communicable diseases, by Sophia Uprety (kp 12/11/2017)

Restaurants required to maintain quality standards (kp 27/10/2017)

Sale of unhygienic sweets rampant, says food dept (kp 23/10/2017)

We are what we eat: Healthy food, by PC Wasti (ht 09/10/2017)

Over 1,400 children malnourished in Salyan (kp 08/10/2018)

Curbing outbreaks: Drinking water supplies must be protected by treatment measures to advance public health, by Kedar Karki (kp 08/10/2017)

Slaughterhouses in Beni caught selling unhygienic meat, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 27/09/2017)

Testing of pesticide in imported vegetables ineffective, by Raju Adhikari (rep 27/09/2017)

Alpine meat factory closed in just 5 mths, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 21/09/2017)

Cooking oil banned after inspection (ht 14/09/2017)

More than 3,000 children are malnourished in Makawanpur, by Pratap Bista (kp 13/09/2017), 23,194 children in Makwanpur malnourished, by Ashok Sujan Shrestha (rep 13/09/2017)

KMC to screen health of incoming livestock, by Anup Ojha  (kp 05/09/2017)

Dugad factory raided for expired goods: Police said some 400  containers of mango  pulp, a vital component  of the drink, were found  to be outdated (kp 29/08/2017)

2,000 malnourished children in Bajura district, says DPHO (ht 19/08/2017)

13 percent of food samples found to be substandard (rep 11/08/2017)

GTD programme fails to tackle malnutrition (ht 29/07/2017)

Carbamate residue detected in fruits, vegetables, by Arjun Tamang (rep 24/07/2017)

Myagdi consumes more meat than others, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 05/07/2017)

Govt initiates action against 246 food firms, by Pawan Timilsina (kp 03/07/2017)

Fighting Malnutrition (sp 23/06/2017)

Animals worth Rs2b imported in 10 mths, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 09/06/2017)

No time to waste: South Asia needs greater and more efficient investments to prevent and treat malnutrition. by Jean Gough (kp 06/06/2017)

22 admitted to hospital after food poisoning (ht 26/05/2017)

Nutrition programme not in operation in Bara district (ht 11/05/2017)

63 firms booked for selling substandard food products (kp 08/05/2017)

10-month-old Kalikot girl dies of malnutrition, by Tularam Pandey (kp 30/04/2017)

Pesticide residues in fruits, veg within permissible limit: Lab report, by Ashim Neupane (rep 19/04/2017)

KMC to ‘strictly monitor’ Valley abattoirs (kp 06/04/2017), KMC planning to set up slaughter houses (ht 06/04/2017)

Food fair to promote nutritious local food begins tomorrow (ht 30/03/2017)

Thought for food: Despite dramatic progress in nutrition, half of Nepal’s child deaths are still due to hunger, by Marty Logan (nt 17/03/2017), The face of hunger: A debt-ridden Dalit couple is on the verge of losing their daughter to malnutrition, by Om Astha Rai (nt 17/03/2017)

Dhading children malnourished (ht 13/03/2017)

Malnutrition afflicts girls more than boys, by Prakash Singh (ht 12/03/2017)

The malnourished nation, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 03/03/2017)

GMP to be enforced in milk, water industries, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/02/2017)

Locals prefer grains to noodles in Jumla, by DB Buda (rep 22/02/2017)

Nutrition drive yielding results in Ramechhap VDCs (ht 12/02/2017)

Malnourished girl dies for want of treatment, by Khagendra Awasthi (kp 07/02/2017)

Bhadrakali Oil sealed for selling adulterated fuel (kp 24/01/2017)

Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programme in 28 districts: Local officials say they already have ministry’s permission to spend  Rs 10m for the programme (kp 08/01/2017)

Poison we eat: Harmful pesticides, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 02/01/2017)

Poisoned greens: Farmers’ tendency to spray banned pesticides on vegetables poses grave health risks to consumers, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 28/12/2016)

Malnutrition claims 17-year old, others on the line, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/12/2016), Malnutrition increasing among children (ht 27/12/2016), Nutrition for health: As malnutrition is a serious health problem we should take concerted action so that no one is deprived of nutritious food essential for health and ultimately survival (ht 28/12/2016)

Study reveals widespread sales of inferior products (kp 24/12/2016)

Malnutrition rife due to early marriage, pregnancy (ht 15/12/2016)

Malnutrition stalks children in Bajhang (kp 01/12/2016), Malnourished children being treated in Bajura, by Prakash Singh (ht 01/12/2016), Fight malnutrition: Pressures of work, academia and lifestyle have pushed many young adults in urban areas to the brink of malnutrition (ht 01/12/2016)

Many young adults in Valley malnourished, shows study (ht 30/11/2016)

Nutrition programme starts off in 10 Panchthar VDCs (ht 30/11/2016)

Heavy investments change little for Saptari’s malnourished (ht 18/11/2016)

Around 50 per cent Bajura children malnourished (ht 12/11/2016)

Collection centres blamed for contamination in milk (kp 04/11/2016), Quality of raw milk needs to be improved (ht 04/11/2016)

4,427 suffering from malnutrition after quake (ht 15/10/10/2016)

KMC to monitor goat markets from today: To deploy  teams for medical inspection of animals, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/10/2016)

New labelling requirement for packaged food coming (kp 12/09/2016)

‘Nepal won’t be able to end malnutrition before 2112’ (kp 10/09/2016), Ending malnutrition still a huge challenge (ht 10/09/2016)

The bottled suspicions: Subash Bhandari guarantees that more than 90 percent of bottled water manufactures are working with integrity and as per the standards set by the DFTQC, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 26/08/2016)

Hundreds fall ill due to water contamination (kp 24/08/2016) [related to Ramechhap]

Slaughter rules: Certain hygienic practices are to be followed for the production of wholesome meat, by Kedar Karki (rep 23/08/2016)

Water, oil, ghee and milk most adulterated items, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 18/08/2016), State-owned DDC faces action (kp 18/08/2016)

WSTFC unable to monitor water quality (ht 13/08/2016)

Plans afoot to close down all Valley abattoirs, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/07/2016)

Four bottled water plants sealed (kp 12/07/2016), Efficacy of govt’s market monitoring questioned, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/07/2016)

Minister-led inspection team shuts slaughterhouse: Moj Meat Center in Satungal closed after the inspection team found it had been supplying contaminated meat to the market (kp 09/07/2016), Slaughterhouses selling maggot-infested meat (ht 09/07/2016)

1,700 kids malnourished in Kavre, study finds, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 07/07/2016)

Ramechhap kids malnourished (ht 30/06/2016)

Government to amend Food Safety Act: Introduction of the new law will help control food adulteration and  other wrongdoings (kp 27/06/2016)

Food fair to promote nutritious local dishes (kp 24/06/2016)

‘Artificially ripened fruits pose serious health risks’, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 20/06/2016)

Fighting malnutrition: We cannot expect young and undernourished mothers to give birth to healthy children, by Jeeban Ghimire (kp 10/06/2016)

HFN talks tackling malnutrition (kp 06/06/2016)

Locals drink polluted water as authorities fail to fix damaged pipelines, by Yoges Rawal (rep 01/06/2016)

Bottled drinking water: Shrink wrapping made mandatory (kp 20/05/2016)

Three water bottling plants sealed (rep 16/05/2016)

Labelling requirements to be enforced strictly (kp 11/05/2016)

‘Kapilvastu, Achham, Parsa have highest underweight kids’ (kp 21/04/2016)

Malnutrition stalks children in Butwal, by Amrita Anamol (kp 04/04/2016)

Govt steps up inspection of Valley meat shops: A recent study has found 90pc of meat shops not maintaining basic hygiene (kp 27/03/2016)

Panel to check on Valley meat products (kp 16/03/2016)

Pachaged drinking water: Government makes sealed caps mandatory (kp 14/03/2016)

Malnutrition rife among children of Bajura district, says DHO (ht 10/03/2016)

Check on pesticide-laced produces: Authorities expand inspections in Valley (kp 17/02/2016)

Over 50 per cent children suffering from acute malnutrition in Parsa (ht 25/01/2016)

Behind closed doors: Govt should tighten the Food Act (kp 22/01/2016)

KMC inspects eateries and meat shops: First day of monitoring finds all inspected shops selling unhygienic food to consumers, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/01/2016)

Malnutrition stalks children in Banke (kp 31/12/2015)

Traders, producers of food items face action (kp 19/12/2015)

48 pc children in Pyuthan malnourished (ht 19/10/2015)

Chitwan slaughterhouses selling unhealthy meat (ht 19/10/2015)

KMC starts goat monitoring: Three dead goats found in Kalanki Khasibazaar, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/10/2015), Purchase healthy goats: Vets (ht 18/10/2015)

53 firms face DFTQC action (kp 13/08/2015)

Children in quake-hit villages malnourished: Govt report, by Pratap Bista (kp 12/08/2015)

Scaling up nutrition: All people have a right to food and good nutrition. Participatory and inclusive approach to improve nutrition is a must, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rep 01/08/2015)

Malnutrition stalks quake-hit kids, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 30/07/2015)

WFP destroys 7.8 tonne spoilt rice (kp 21/07/2015)

Coliform found in drinking water, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 13/07/2015)

Local is best: Instead of micronutrient additives for children living in earthquake shelters, we should promote nutritious local foods, by Aruna Uprety (nt 10/07/2015)

Meat from dead animals, fetid slaughter houses rampant: Traders purchase dead chicken in half price and sell to consumers, by Arjun Poudel (rep 10/07/2015)

UNICEF to help accelerate essential nutrition services (ht 04/07/2015)

You eat what you sow: Besides other hardships, earthquake survivors will have to deal with a rise in child undernourishment, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 03/07/2015)

Eat me not: Quick fix approach to food security could result in long-term problems (kp 24/06/2015)

Undernutrition problem looms (ht 24/06/2015)

WFP rice for Gorkha rotten, by Dewan Rai and Sudip Kaini (kp 19/06/2015), 3,000 quintals of rice provided by donors found rotten, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 20/06/2015), Ministries told to probe rotten relief materials (ht 20/06/2015), WFP to investigate mouldy rice (ht 20/06/2015), Inspection at WFP Nepalgunj godowns: MPs’ team finds ‘inedible’ pulses, by Janak Nepal, 22/06/2016), WFP faces govt action (ht 22/06/2015), WFP ‘reluctant’ to give details to House probe, by Janak Nepal (kp 23/06/2015), Food distribution, sale ban on WFP, by Janak Nepal (kp 25/06/2015), ‘WFP sent substandard rice for quake victims’: House panel report says agency officials were well aware about the inferior quality of the food (ht 26/06/2015), Destroy substandard food: Govt to UN (kp 30/06/2015)

Distribute edible relief items after lab tests: PMO (kp 17/06/2015)

Livestock office sells meat of dead she-goats, by Pavitra Kumar Shahi (16/06/2015)

After India, Nepal bans Maggi import, sales, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/06/2015), Restriction on sales of Maggi noodles stays (kp 16/06/2015), Maggi, Mayos using misleading labels (ht 16/06/2015)

Silent killers: Contamination of drinking water by toxic metal ions can have disastrous consequences, including cancer, by Kosh P. Neupane (kp 09/04/2015)

Importance of safe, nutritious diet stressed (kp 07/04/2015)

Bottlers of unhygenic water have free rein in Sunsari, by Rohit Rai (rep 18/03/2015)

Pesticide-laced flour kills six: 20 fall sick; The deceased from a single family, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 10/03/2015), Care futile for critical, pregnant patients (kp 11/03/2015), Condition of patients improving (ht 11/03/2015), Pesticide caused chapati deaths (ht 11/03/2015)

Temporary centre established to fight malnutrition, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 16/02/2015)

DFTQC to establish food nutrition testing lab, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/02/2015)

Demand for seafood, frozen meats swell (kp 28/01/2015)

Over 15pc Kapilvastu kids malnourished (kp 15/01/2015)

Pesticide inspection: Officials face vendors’ snub (kp 10/01/2015)

KMC building slaughter houses: Meat will be distributed for sale after inspection (ht 29/12/2014)

Prevailing food norms: Poor awareness and enforcement, by Gaurav Khatiwada (ht 16/12/2014)

First few days: The world looks to Nepal for best practice evidence and lessons on strategically tackling nutritional challenges, by Diplav Sapkota (kp 02/12/2014)

Veggie pesticide residue down by 95pc: Officials, by Pragati Shahi (kp 23/11/2014)

Sixty-nine cases filed against firms selling substandard foodstuff, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/11/2014)

It doesn’t get fresher than this, by Abhushan Gautam (kp 08/11/2014)

Expired goods found at store in housing estate (kp 28/10/2014)

Meat campaign successful: KMC (ht 14/10/2014)

Contamination of meat products: A public health hazard, by Kedar Karki (ht 14/10/2014)

Unregulated buff market imperils health, by Dipak Bayalkoti (kp 30/09/2014), Festive season sees rise in adulteration, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/09/2014)

Maintain hygiene, eateries told (kp 27/09/2014)

Unhygienic meat being sold in Damak (ht 25/09/2014)

KMC’s healthy meat campaign for Dashain: Urges public to buy only those goats whose horns are painted green (ht 16/09/2014) [No green colour available else???]

Substandard food being sold in rural parts of Far West (kp 14/09/2014)

Bhat Bhateni stuff sans expiry date: Supermarket told not to sell Olay products, chocolates (ht 11/09/2014)

Processed water found contaminated, by Chandi Raj Dahal (ht 04/09/2014)

Pesticide monitoring to move beyond Kathmandu (kp 03/09/2014)

Adulteration rampant in dairy products, bottled water: Over 21 per cent of 502 samples collected all over country found to be below national standard (ht 29/08/2014)

Far-western districts flooded with sub-standard food products, by Barun Paneru (ht 21/08/2014)

Having enough to eat is not enough: Poverty is not the only reason for malnutrition in Nepal, by Mallika Aryal (nt 08/08/2014)

Cereals, legumes among most ‘unhygienic food’ (kp 06/08/2014)

Majority of Chepang kids found underweight (ht 01/07/2014)

Vegetable traders leaving Kalimati to avoid scrutiny (kp 01/08/2014), Sale of pesticide-laced veggies rampant in Tarai (ht 01/08/2014)

Malnutrition climbing social ladder, by Arjun Poudel (rep 19/07/2014)

Pesticide residues found in vegetables, by Pragati Shahi (kp 18/07/2014), Most sought-after veggies and fruits found inedible, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 18/07/2014), People forced to consume vegetable laced with pesticide, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 21/07/2014), Hidden health hazards: Rampant use of pesticides, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/07/2014), Off-season vegetables top pesticide content, by Pragati Shahi (kp 22/07/2014), Wash them away: Clean vegetables and fruits under running water to remove any pesticide residues, by Dilli Ram Sharma (kp 22/07/2014), Unwarranted use of pesticides: Consumer health at high risk, by Vikash Raj Satyal (ht 23/07/2014), Poison on the table: Most farmers have a separate yard to grow vegetables for their personal use where they use only organic fertilizers instead of chemicals and pesticides, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 23/07/2014), Pesticide residues in vegetables: How grave are the problems?, by Roshani Dhamala (rep 25/07/2014), Pesticide row: Vegetable traders scuffle with police, by Suman Bashyal (kp 26/07/2014), 300 kg of chemical-lacedcowpeas dumped (ht 26/07/2014), Police seize pesticide-laden beans amid protest by traders, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 26/07/2014)

A scandal: By the time our politicians come around to unveiling the new constitution there might not be many of us to cheer it on, by Biswas Baral (rep 17/07/2014)

Achham children suffering from malnutrition (ht 13/07/2014)

Food and mouth: The government should impose higher taxes on people with higher income and subsidize food, health and housing for the poor, by Bhim Prasad Bhurtel (rep 12/07/2014)

Generation Nutrition: Saving Children; Initiated by ACF, a France-based INGO, Generation Nutrition can help Nepal to stop children dying from Acute Malnutrition (sp 11/07/2014)

Govt monitoring use of pesticides in veggie, fruits (kp 11/07/2014)

Malnutrition rife in Kanchanpur (ht 10/07/2014)

Time to go organic to tackle pesticide-laced food, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 04/07/2014)

Monitoring team warns dairy shops, water plants (ht 03/07/2014)

Junk food: Slow poison, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 03/07/2014)

Valley restaurants ‘lackproper storage facilities’ (ht 01/06/2014)

90 percent pesticide residue found in veggies sold in capital, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 25/06/2014)

Edible oil, ghee adulteration rampant (rep 25/06/2014)

Slaughter houses posing health risks (kp 23/06/2014)

Lab set up to test chemical inputs in vegetables (ht 19/06/2014)

Market flooded with expired food products (rep 16/06/2014)

Antibiotics use in chicken risks rise in human resistivity, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 10/06/2014)

Civil Society Alliance For Nutrition, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 09/06/2014)

Raising awareness against adulteration (ht 01/06/2014)

Budget crunch delays nutrition programme (ht 31/05/2014)

Nutrition fair helps fight malnutrition among kids, women, by Govinda K.C. (rep 22/05/2014)

Per capita meat consumption up 11 kg (kp 16/05/2014)

263 food companies face legal action (ht 12/05/2014)

Iodine deficiency disorders in far-west (ht 11/05/2014)

47 pc Bajura kids malnourished (ht 08/05/2014)

Traders supply ‘date-expired’ foodstuffs to Karnali region, by Tularam Pandey (kp 02/05/2014)

Sales of organic food take off in valley, by Suman Bashyal (kp 11/04/2014)

Bajura locals taken ill after drinking contaminated water, by Krishna Oli (rep 10/04/2014)

40pc population is food energy-deficient: UN Rep (kp 21/03/2014)

Two die of food poisoning, 12 fall ill, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 14/03/2014)

Malnutrition rate in Saptari high‚ afflicting 24 per cent children (ht 02/03/2014)

Malnutrition rate high in Saptari (ht 26/02/2014)

Right food: Informing mothers and families about nutritious food can reduce stunting (kp 14/02/2014)

Country to have ‘Kalimati’ brand of vegetables and fruits soon (ht 08/02/2014)

Govt ill-equipped to test cooking oil, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 03/02/2014)

Pesticide traces found in veggies grown in Valley (ht 21/01/2014)

‘Nepalis eating healthy food’ (ht 20/01/2014)

Consumption of meat up last year: Demand has been increasing in country with rising income levels (ht 13/01/2014)

Govt preparing food quarantine regulation (kp 04/01/2014)

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