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22 Aug 2022

National Nutritional Week Celebration 2022

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Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity.

Nutrition is the only remedy that can bring full recovery and can be used with any treatment. Remember, food is our best medicine.

National nutritional week is celebrated to make the people aware the importance of nutrition. To maintain healthy lifestyle and remain free from disease each and every one should adopt healthy eating habits. There is a famous saying “Health Is Wealth” which means that if we have good health then we process all the wealth of the world.

National Nutrition Week (NNW) is an annual nutrition event of great importance and is observed every year in the country from 1st September to 7th September. In the year 1982 National Nutrition week celebration was started by the Central Government in India. India to generate awareness among the general public about the significance of healthy eating practices and proper nutrition for upholding a nourishing lifestyle. To live a balanced life, it is of utmost importance for individuals to take a nutritional diet.

The National Nutrition week was organized by Raja Rajeswari College of nursingas a part of awareness programme based on the theme “Celebrate World of Flavours”. The Nutrition week was held from 22nd August to 1st September 2022 at the Nutrition Lab of Raja Rajeswari college of Nursing from 9.30 am onwards to 3 pm. The participants were 1st year B.Sc. nursing and 1st GNM nursing students.Students were divided into 28 groups and were assigned to prepare a one-day menu plan of a balanced diet for infants (weaning), toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-age children, adolescents,athletes, weight gain, normal Indian meal plan, perimenopausal women antenatal mothers and postnatal mothers. They also prepared therapeutic diets for pre-schoolers with malnutrition (PEM), obesity and patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, liver diseases, cholelithiasis, renal failure, CAD, nephrotic syndrome, anaemia, bronchial asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, PCOD, CVA, osteoporosis, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Students discussed within their groups as well as with the supervising teachers, planned and calculated the menu, based on the weight and type of work of the target group assigned to them.

On the day of the presentation, the students prepared the menu plan by applying the principles of hygienic cooking and displayed the menu with a brief presentation. the nutrition week programme was co- ordinated by Mrs. Debalina Dey, associate professor, dept. of paediatric nursing, RRCN.