Home Science College celebrates live valedictory day of national breastfeeding week
The theme was “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”
Chandigarh: Government Home Science College in collaboration with Fortis hospital, Mohali observed National Breastfeeding Week as part of their extension and outreach activities on the Theme: “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet." In an endeavour of generating awareness regarding breastfeeding even during this difficult times of pandemic, a number of National level competitions were organised including e-posters making, video making on home based weaning food recipe and jingle making competition.
More than 100 beneficiaries from Khuda Ali Sher formed the target audience. Dr Rabia, Senior Lactation Consultant, Fortis Hospital, Mohali addressed the audience and demonstrated the right technique to breastfeed. She also highlighted various myths related to Breastfeeding and clarified facts about the same.
A glimpse of e-posters was presented along with the demonstration session on healthy and nutritious weaning food recipe by Nishtha, a student of MSc Food and Nutrition 2nd yr. A live lecture was also delivered by Shivani Yadav, MSc Food and Nutrition, making efforts to beat myths related to food and nutrition. An e-skit was also exhibited by the students.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated the students for spreading an important message and creating awareness amongst the masses about the importance of breastfeeding and keeping in sync with the goals of the government.