PANAJI: Central Bureau of Communication, Goa (CBC) organised a number of events in three talukas to generate awareness about healthy eating practices and food habits among women and children. Held under the banner of ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022,’ the programmes were organised in association with Goa Livelihoods Forum and Goa State Rural Livelihood Mission.
In Bicholim taluka, the programmes were held at Mayem Panchayat Hall on Wednesday. Mayem Panchayat Sarpanch Dilip Shet, Deputy Sarpanch Sufala Chopdekar, and Goa Livelihoods Forum Secretary Asha Vernekar were present on the occasion. Similar programmes were also organised at Government High School, Valpoi in Sattari taluka on Thursday, and Corlim Panchayat Hall in Tiswadi taluka on Friday.
Medical officers and nutritionists led sessions on the importance of healthy eating practices and the need to keep a watch on diseases caused by lack of nutrition intake at the functions.
Rastriya Poshan Maah, also known as National Nutrition Month, is observed from 1st to 30th September under POSHAN Abhiyaan. It is a flagship programme of Government of India to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women, lactating mothers and the general public. Behavioral Change Communication has been an important strategy during Poshan Maah to promote a transformative change to address critical issues such as inadequate and inappropriate infant and young child feeding practices, importance of nutrition and care during pregnancy and adolescence and awareness of good health practices to break the inter-generational cycle of malnutrition.
This year, under the Rashtriya Poshan Maah , there have been several programmes across the country focusing on ‘Mahila aur Swasthya’, ‘Bacha aur Shiksha’, Gender Sensitive Water Management and importance of healthy indigenous food.