In order to prevent and combat protein calorie malnutrition the 8th FAO/WHO Expert Committee has recommended the following measures:
i. Nutrition education for the promotion of correct feeding practices.
ii. Ante-natal, natal and post-natal care of the mother.
iii. Promotion of breast-feeding.
iv. Development of low-cost yet nutritive weaning foods.
v. Measures to improve family diet as a whole.
vi. Execution of population survey of vulnerable groups.
2. Control of infections like tuberculosis, typhoid, chicken pox, yellow fever; diarrhea, through
ii. Promotion of food hygiene and personal hygiene.
iii. Hygiene in the preparation of infant foods and feeding of infants.
3. Detection and treatment of hook-worm and other parasitic infestation by faecal examination and de-worming when necessary of heavily infested children.
4. Provision of a mineral, multi-vitamin supplement since in most children vitamin deficiency is also present.