Why it is important for children in India to catch up on lost growth ?

India continues to grapple with the problem of inadequate nutrition. The problem is more acute with children across stratum of society in this nation. On one hand we have children in some economic strata, who don’t have access to a balanced diet due to the economic condition of the parents. They depend on the mid-day meal provided by the school or cheaper carbohydrates laden diet that is cheaper and something their parents can afford.