CPCS International


According to a study carried out in the Kathmandu Valley among 745 children aged between 12 and 23 months, Nepalese children under the age of 2 are getting a quarter of their calories from junk food. These children are more likely to have inadequate levels of nutrients vital for growth and development such as protein, calcium, and vitamin A. Contrariwise, it increases their chances of getting heart diseases due to trans-fat and polyunsaturated fat. Thus, this has added a double burden of disease: while malnutrition and infectious diseases remain a great challenge, noncommunicable diseases are becoming more prevalent in Nepal.
To reverse the trend, CPCS organizes health awareness classes especially addressing the dangers of junk food and the necessity of having a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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