National Nutrition Week (NNW) is an annual nutrition event organised by Food and Nutrition Board within Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. The week highlights the importance and role of the right nutrition for the human body. A balanced diet with a combination of essential nutrients and calories is pivotal for the smooth working and growth of a human body.
NNW is celebrated with an objective to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development.
On March 8, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched POSHAN Abhiyan from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, with the vision to make India malnutrition free by 2022. The objective of POSHAN Abhiyan is to reduce stunting in identified districts of India with the highest malnutrition burden by roping in anganwadi workers. The month of September is dedicated for celebration of ‘Poshan Maah’ or nutrition month, launched by the government last year.
M.Sc. Specialized Dietetics, Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sir Vithaldas Thackersey College of Home Science (Autonomous), offers courses like ‘Public Health Nutrition’ which focus on creating awareness among people about nutrition for growth, maintaining health and well being.
The event will include Display of Posters made by the students on various aspects related to importance of balanced diet, Eating right, Eating Safe and Eating Sustainable Foods. Experts from the field of Nutrition will be invited to create awareness among students about the importance of eating right.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:September 4, 2020
- Start Time:10:00
- End Date:September 4, 2020
- End Time:18:00