Celebration Of National Nutrition Week By Kvk, Kapurthala 11-09-2018

By Punjab Agricultural University on 12 Sep 2018

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Honorable Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi launched the National Nutrition Mission during March 2018. Union Ministry of Women and Child Development announced to observe September 2018 as the National Nutrition Month to mark the country’s fight against malnutrition. With an aim to send message of nutrition ‘har ghar poshan tyohar’ (every house a celebration of nutrition) to every household, National Nutrition Week under the able guidance of Dr. Jugraj Singh, was celebrated by Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kapurthala from 1st to 12th Sept. 2018 in adopted villages as well as at KVK campus. Farm-women, rural girls, aanganwadi workers and farmers were made aware about the diet of children of 0-6 years, deficiency diseases that occurred due to deficiency of various nutrients in diet viz. anaemia, rickets and Protein Energy Malnutrition in children, osteoporosis, goiter etc. Demonstrations on nutritious recipes from locally available foods were also given. Nutritious diet competition was also organized. Winter vegetable kits were distributed for nutrition garden.