Outreach program on malnutrition in children by home science students
Principal encouraged everyone to follow healthy eating practices
Chandigarh: The M.Sc.students of the college conducted an online awareness generation program on malnutrition in children (prevention and detention) to celebrate the spirit of Poshan Maah.
They discussed about what is malnutrition, types, signs and symptoms of malnutrition, anaemia in children and prevention of anaemia in children.
Nutritional requirements for pre school children age(3-6yr) were also discussed, with special focus on how to encourage healthy eating habits at home.
Modifications in simple recipes like aloo parantha/ normal chapati to colorful chapatis with mixing of spinach puree, carrot puree, beetroot puree and besan with wholewheat flour, Ragi idli and veg cutlets was also suggested.
Introduction of new recipes like vegetable wraps, ragi banana pancakes, papaya halwa was given and mix veg soup was advocated.
The audience consisted of mothers from convent of Jesus and Mary School, teachers from Bijaj Public School ,Meerut and teachers from Govt. Primary School Sambhalkha
Principal of the Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Prof Sudha Katyal encouraged everyone to follow healthy eating practices to prevent malnutrition especially amongst the vulnerable groups