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Nepal bans widely used Indian spice brands Everest and MDH : Ban to have immediate effect in order to remove products containing ethylene oxide, which causes cancer, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/05/2024)

Packaged foods sold in guise of ‘sugar free’ items rampant in market, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 15/05/2024)

Unfit for consumption : Lack of regular monitoring has allowed eateries to serve contaminated food to consumers (kp 13/05/2024)

Govt to extend child nutrition grant program to all 77 districts (kh 01/05/2024)

Pesticide residue found in vegetables in Nepalgunj (rep 27/04/2024)

Nepal to test Indian spice brands for pesticides after Hong Kong, Singapore ban : Consumer rights activists demand immediate recall of the tainted products, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/04/2024), Spiked spices : A safer food system that prioritises the well-being of consumers is the need of the hour (kp 26/04/2024), Nepal regulator to test Indian and Nepali spice brands for pesticides : An official at the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control says pesticide residue has been found in spices of Nepali brands as well, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/05/2024)

US agency to provide technical help to carry out micronutrient status survey : Officials say report of the nationwide study will help authorities take decisions on Nepal’s ongoing health programmes (kp 18/04/2024)

Depleting nutrition in our food : Rising CO2 concentration causing nutrient depletion in crops raises serious concerns about future food security, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 15/04/2024)

Call For Mitigating Malnutrition, by Namrata Sharma (rn 10/04/2024)

Hunger is a Serious Problem in South Asia, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 06/04/2024)

Date expired food items disposed in Myagdi (kh 02/04/2024)

Increasing Fast Food Frenzy Among Youth, by Sugam Gautam (rn 22/03/2024)

The tales of Nepali potato, by Binod Baral (ae 13/03/2024)

Child malnutrition soars in Karnali, Sudurpaschim amid disasters : The vulnerable are the most affected. Despite the two provinces spending Rs112.8 million annually on nutrition, progress is limited, by Basant Pratap Singh (kp 02/03/2024)

Know your spices (ae 27/02/2024)

WHO lauds Nepal’s legal curbs on trans-fatty acids in food : In the South-East Asia Region, non-communicable diseases cause 69 percent of the nearly nine million deaths every year (kp 16/02/2024)

Ministry to talk to private schools to start iron and folic acid programme : Studies show 34 percent of adult women aged between 15 and 49 years, and 43 percent of children between six months to 59 months suffer from anaemia in Nepal (kp 23/01/2024)

NMC students rally in Kathmandu, advocating for quality food (kh 14/01/2024)

Survey shows bleak picture of nutrition in Tarai : Reports high prevalence of an acute form of malnutrition, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/12/2023)

One dies, 29 fall ill after mass feast in Lamjung (rep 10/12/2023)

Festive Food for Thought: Tackling Food Waste in Nepal, by Aastha Pokharel (rep 29/10/2023)

Global index shows ‘moderate level of hunger’ in Nepal. Ranks 69th : Experts say people have started spending less on food as their incomes have stagnated, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/10/2023)

Check Food Adulteration Practices, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 15/10/2023)

Children, mothers in Lumbini suffer from malnutrition : Gaps in public health awareness have turned malnutrition into a serious problem, by Amrita Anmol (kp 02/10/2023)

Vegetables with excessive amounts of pesticide residue destroyed : Officials had suspended pesticide testing in vegetables for around two months due to lack of funding, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/09/2023)

'Scale up equitable nutritional care for women' (ht 19/09/2023)

KMC cautions public against buying bottled water without proper labeling (rep 13/09/2023)

Budget cut hampers treatment of moderately acute malnourished children : The cuts in the budget for healthcare programmes have put Nepal’s ambition to meet the SDGs on the line, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/09/2023)

Nepal faces dual burden of malnutrition, by Bal Krishna Sah (ht 02/09/2023), Malnutrition : Prevention of malnutrition is not possible for most disadvantaged families and communities (ht 04/09/2023)

Ministry to send team to India to study salt iodisation process : Rise in non-communicable diseases—hyperthyroidism and cardiovascular conditions—are linked to high iodine intake, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/08/2023)

Rains raise alarm over water contamination, food poisoning : Doctors advise ensuring food and drinking water are safe before consuming, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/08/2023)

Food safety watchdog filed 121 cases in fiscal 2022-23 : Among the big names facing action are Rijal Tashi, Dugar Spices, Salt Trading, Unilever Nepal and Nepal Liquors (kp 22/08/2023)

Chatpate, panipuri ban mulled to prevent diseases, by Anup Okha (kp 14/08/2023)

Balen's laudable move to promote consumers rights (rep 14/08/2023)

Excessive level of coliform bacteria detected in drinking water (kh 04/08/2023)

Harnessing Nutrition For Growth, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 04/08/2023)

Here’s why switching to parboiled rice could be a healthier option, by Ravi M Singh (ae 31/07/2023)

Faecal coliform rife in water samples tested in Kathmandu : Testing done for 10 localities of the district last week, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/07/2023)

Four people die after consuming wild mushrooms : Around a dozen people from Lungri Rural Municipality have fallen ill after eating wild mushrooms in the last 10 days, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 22/07/2023)

Bid to improve food and nutrition security (ht 16/07/2023)

Karnali failing to curb malnutrition in children : A total of 152 infants have already died in the province so far this fiscal year, according to the Karnali Provincial Health Directorate, by Krishna Prasad Gauatm and Biplab Maharjan (kp 08/07/2023)

Nearly 70 percent children are eating unhealthy foods, report says : Experts point out that lower fruits and vegetable consumption is a factor in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases later in life, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/07/2023)

Morel mushrooms: Pathway to prosperity, by Binod Baral (ae 29/06/2023)

Budget cut set to hit crucial nutrition programmes : Nutritionists warn the country cannot achieve nutrition targets by cutting investments on Outpatient Therapeutic Care and nutrition rehab centres, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/06/2023)

Is the term “Organic” misappropriated or misrepresented in Nepal?, by Kiran Mainali (rep 13/06/2023)

Toxic vegetables and low-quality meats threaten food security in Jhapa : Deputy mayors want more market monitoring, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 02/04/2023)

Multigrain sattu flour finds export market : Schools are being urged to serve sattu under the mid-day meal programme amid junk food invasion, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 21/02/2023)

Department of Commerce confiscates expired beer worth Rs 8.2 million (kh 16/02/2023)

State of hunger in Nepal, in the world : Though Nepal stands at a moderate level of hunger, countries in South Asia in general face the highest level of hunger and the global hunger situation remains grim, says the 2022 Global Hunger Index (nlt 29/01/2023)

Jumla suffers massive milk deficit : A Nepali consumes 72 litres of milk and dairy products annually, while the recommended requirement is 91 litres. But in Jumla, the per capita milk consumption is only 4 litres, by DB Budha (kp 27/01/2023)

Government body proposes new standards for rolled oats : The move aims to protect public health amid growing consumption of the cereal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/01/2023)

Madi drinking water contains too much iron (kh 08/01/2023)

Nepal implements new safety standards for various foods : The government has also endorsed the quality standards for complementary foods like infant cereals, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/01/2023)

Midday meal scheme fails to dissuade Ramechhap students from junk food : Most community schools have been providing lunch money to students instead of healthy food, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 12/12/2022)

Faecal coliform confirmed in water used in Palpa wedding feast : Over 150 people had fallen sick after attending the feast on Saturday, by Madhav Aryal (kp 09/12/2022)

Yak jerky market booms in Nepal's Himalaya : Dried yak meat locally known as sukuti is popular among domestic sightseers in Mustang, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 21/11/2022)

Nepal on the verge of serious hunger problems : Nutrition scientists say immediate measures of intervention are needed to avoid further deterioration of the situation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/10/2022)

KMC monitors market: Inedible food items found in govt-run shops (rep 27/09/2022)

Experts study Bajura malnutrition : Sudurpaschim Provincial Health Directorate aided by Unicef, has begun a 10-day scientific survey in the district, by Arjun Shah (kp 22/09/2022)

Edible wild plants contributing to nutritional security: Study (kh 15/09/2022)

Severe wasting in two eastern districts hints at a hidden health crisis : High prevalence of an acute form of malnutrition in and around Tarai, the country’s food basket, is alarming. Children are not getting enough nutritious food, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/09/2022)

Quality watchdog proposes amending feed standards : Inferior poultry diets could cause nutritional stress that could lead to human health concerns, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/09/2022)

Highway eateries face music for supplying substandard goods (rep 05/09/2022)

32 students fall ill after consuming lunch provided by school (kh 26/08/2022)

Malnutrition threat for pregnant women, new mums, children displaced by disasters : Nutritionists recommend distributing nutritious foods instead of noodles, biscuits and beaten rice to displaced people, by Arjun Poudel (kp 19/08/2022) [It is a primary duty of the government to prevent this!]

New maximum levels for heavy metals in food products fixed : Nepal will implement the standards after they have been approved by the World Trade Organisation, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/08/2022)

Almost all water from small suppliers in the Valley is contaminated, officials say : Most of the small projects are found to be neglecting chlorination and other water purification procedures before supplying water to households taps, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/08/2022)

115 companies to face action for producing, selling unhygienic food stuff (rn 04/08/2022)

Indiscriminate use of pesticides taking toll on farmers in Tarai : There’s a lack of awareness and monitoring, which impacts not only those who use the chemicals but also those who consume the produce, experts say, by Om Prakash Thakur, Shiva Puri & Krishana Prasain (kp 31/07/2022), Don’t touch that : Farmers have been using harmfulpesticides unaware of the dangers (kp 01/08/2022)

Case filed against production of sub-standard food products (kh 30/07/2022)

Malnutrition a serious health crisis in Darchula : As many as 537 children in the district aged between 6 months and five years were found suffering from malnutrition in the last fiscal year 2021-22, by Manoj Badu (kp 23/07/2022)

“Health and food security situations of most vulnerable members have been exacerbated by Covid-19:” Khemraj Upadhyaya, Country Director, Action Against Hunger : “Disasters have different impacts on different people, and they have different recovery patterns. One size solution will not fit all.” (nlt 11/07/2022) (interview)

When will a state-of-the-art slaughterhouse be built in Pokhara? (rep 10/07/2022)

Malnutrition still rife in Karnali children (rep 08/07/2022), Cases of malnutrition on children rife in Karnali Province (kh 08/07/2022)

Coliform bacteria found in most water sources in Baglung (kh 06/07/2022), Study shows faecal coliform in drinking water sources in Parbat : A month-long study conducted in all local units of the district shows the presence of the microbe, raising concerns of an outbreak of water-borne diseases, including cholera, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 06/07/2022)

Avoid eating food at roadside, urges Department of Food Technology : Five years imprisonment for violating Food Act (kh 05/07/2022)

Food health and safety in Nepal: Education and awareness are key, by Niranjan Koirala (ht 05/07/2022)

19 people fall sick while eating wild mushrooms in Rupandehi (kh 30/06/2022)

Nearly 70 percent water samples in Valley contaminated : Officials say failure to ensure safe drinking water poses a challenge to controlling outbreaks of waterborne diseases, including cholera. At least 12 people tested positive for cholera in 8 days, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/06/2022), Nor any drop to drink : The authorities must spring into action before water contamination becomes a full blown crisis (kp 29/06/2022)

DFTQC urges people not to use calcium carbide to ripen fruits (rep 28/06/2022)

Malnutrition taking its toll in Parsa. Experts blame poverty and ignorance : The children of poor communities and Dalits are highly vulnerable to malnutrition in Madhes Province, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/06/2022)

Authorities are testing drinking water in Kathmandu for disease-causing microbes : Amid rise in diarrhoea cases in the Valley, water samples from 150 localities will be tested. Health agencies outside the Capital will also carry out tests, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/06/2022)

Demand for seafood increasing in Nepal (kh 09/06/2022)

Too salty processed food blamed for rise in noncommunicable diseases : Health Ministry to launch nationwide campaign to slash salt intake in view of rising blood pressure and cardiovascular conditions and to make action plan for reducing salt iodine, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/06/2022), Precaution better than cure : Increased consumption of processed food is behind the rise in cardiovascular conditions (kp 07/06/2022)

Funds shortage hits plan to expand nutrition rehabilitation centres across the country : Nepal’s Sustainable Development Goals target on nutrition is unlikely to be met, health officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/04/2022)

No data as malnutrition turns into major killer in Bajura villages : Lack of detailed study in Muktikot, other villages worsens situation when the actual toll of deprivation is unknown, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 08/04/2022)

Veganism In Nepal, by Yubraj Maski (rn 01/04/2022)

Deprivation, hunger and infant deaths in a remote Bajura village : Mothers in Muktikot suffer from lactation insufficiency for lack of nutritious food and lose their babies either in the womb, at birth or at neonatal and postneonatal stages, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 27/03/2022), 84 kids in Muktikot suffering from malnutrition (ht 27/03/2022)

Some 30 percent malnourished children deprived of treatment : Lack of food in rural areas and overuse of junk food in urban areas causes of malnutrition, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/02/2022)

Gulping down 'immunity boosting foods' as defence against Covid : Demand for soup, chia seed, goat leg, asparagus, citrus fruits, turmeric, green tea and eggs has soared after the third wave, retailers say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/02/2022)

TBT, SPS and technical regulations: Time for Nepal to meet the requirements, by Suman Kumar Regmi (ht 31/01/2022)

Nepal progresses significantly in nutrition of mothers and children at risk: UNICEF. There are many reasons behind this improvement but one of the major reasons is the involvement of more than 50,000 female community health volunteers (nlt 22/01/2022), Pandemic can derail progress made in child nutrition, UNICEF warns : Says Nepal achieved marked progress in reducing child stunting during 2002-2016 (kp 23/01/2022)

Malnutrition taking its toll on children : in remote Makawanpur settlements, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/01/2022)

High TPM level in oils used by highway hotels in Palpa (rep 09/01/2022)

Food adulteration offences rise even during lockdown : As long as consumers consider food adulteration a minor problem and the government plays down its impact, such offences will keep growing, rights activists say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/12/2021)

32 percent children in Nepal chronically malnourished: Report (kh 17/12/2021)

Distribution of micronutrient powder on hold in Makawanpur : Almost all health institutions in the district have reported receiving Balvita, micronutrient powder meant for children aged six months to two years, of substandard quality, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/12/2021)

Food scientist Prakash Adhikari: “Nepal’s food quality mechanism is limited to papers” (interview) (nlt 02/12/2021)

UN special envoy in Kathmandu to study food crisis (kh 02/12/2021)

Malnutrition a cause for concern in Province 2 : Malnutrition is a serious health challenge in the province mainly due to a lack of awareness among guardians regarding nourishing food for children, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/11/2021)

Nepal unbans import of genetically modified crops : The move has sparked protest with scientists and lawyers questioning the government’s intention behind allowing controversial products into the country, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/11/2021), No backdoor entry : Food security arises from an unequal distribution of resources rather than a paucity of food itself (kp 12/11/2021)

Sale of substandard sweets rampant in Valley as Tihar festival approaches (rep 28/10/2021)

Pesticide testing of fruits and vegetables started at seven border points (rep 27/10/2021)

Nepal’s glaring food gap : Dasain exposes waste, and the country’s dilemma of too much and too little food, by Aryan Sitaula (nt 22/10/2021)

Ensuring Safe, Nutritious Food To All, by Monica Pradhan (rn 18/10/2021)

High levels of pesticides found in seven vegetables : Excessive amounts of pesticides are used in cauliflower, yardlong beans and other off seasonal vegetables, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/10/2021)

Quality control in action ; Sporadic stunts and photo ops in the presence of the media are not going to help (kp 29/09/2021)

Malnutrition a cause for concern in Sudurpaschim : As per a 2016 survey, 36 percent of children under five were stunted, nine percent wasted, and 28 percent were underweight in the province, by Arjun Shah (kp 28/09/2021)

Beni residents forced to drink contaminated water (ht 22/09/2021)

Malnutrition cases up several fold amid Covid-19 pandemic : Severity and deaths will increase if malnourished children are infected with the coronavirus, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/09/2021)

A tall order : After initial success in reducing childhood malnutrition, progress has stalled. Find out why, by Marty Logan (nt 02/09/2021)

COVID-19 aggravates malnutrition in Bajura (ht 26/08/2021)

Excessive use of pesticides in green vegetables (kh 08/08/2021)

Children in Jajarkot villages deprived of nutrition pay : Local officials say around Rs 4.7 million meant for nutrition allowance was frozen, as NIC Asia bank could not release the amount on time, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 07/08/2021)

Quality standards for fruit juices and nectars upgraded : Notification was made to the World Trade Organisation of the new sanitary and phytosanitary measures through the Agriculture Ministry, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/08/2021)

8 percent of food items in market unfit for consumption, by Dilip oudel (rep 04/08/2021)

Quality watchdog books 100 firms for adulteration : Among those hauled to court are drinking water plants, bakeries and biscuit manufacturers, and oil and ghee producers, a report said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/08/2021)

More than half of bottled drinking water is unfit for consumption: Govt report (rep 30/07/2021)

Around a dozen children in Dhorpatan ward malnourished : Most families in the villages are from poor backgrounds with little to no means  to provide nourishing food for their children, by Prakash Baral (kp 12/07/2021)

Watch what you drink : The need to provide clean water to every household cannot be overstated (kp 25/06/2021)

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)

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