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CSIR-CFTRI observes National nutrition week

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Mysuru: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Food Technological Research (CSIR-CFTRI) Institute observed the National Nutrition Week 2023 by holding various awareness activities in schools and colleges in Mysuru to sensitise students on the importance of nutrition and its role in leading a healthy and disease-free life.

The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Week 2023 was “Healthy diet going affordable for all” and it is commemorated every year from September 1 to 7. The week-long event is an initiative of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India to educate people about the significance of balanced diets, adequate nutrition, and the impact of the right food choices on improving overall physical and mental health.

National Nutrition Week accelerates its action towards promoting the nutritional status of women and children. The government is keenly focusing attention on the primary life stages in women – pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, thus going with the theme “Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat”.

The event took off on September 1, with a lecture on ‘importance of micronutrients in growth and development’ for school children of Government High school Hootagalli followed by a quiz competition. A talk on general nutrition and benefits of millets was organized on September 4 for students of Government Junior college, Vontikoppal, Mysuru, and a ‘pick and speak’ competition on various concepts of nutrition was conducted. A debate competition was organized on ‘Benefits of traditional Vs modern foods’ for high school children in CFTRI school and the importance of good nutritional practices was emphasized. An essay writing competition was conducted for CFTRI students and employees on lifecycle nutrition.

The week was concluded by the valedictory function where Dr. Praveen Kulkarni, Professor in Community Medicine and Vice-Principal, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, addressed the gathering.

Speaking on the occasion, he touched upon the current nutrition scenario, dietary practices and corrective measures from the medical perspective. He elaborated the actions needed to make healthy diets more available and accessible for all Indians and sustainable diet recommendations.

The session was presided by Director nominee, Dr. Vijayanand, Chief scientist and Head, Fruit & Vegetable Technology, CSIR – CFTRI who emphasized on the dietary approaches as solutions for correcting malnutrition and mentioned about the malnutrition alleviation programmes undertaken by CSIR –CFTRI in his remarks.

Winners of the various competitions were awarded with certificates and mementos during the event.

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