NSS units observed September as “Poshan Abhiyan” to combat malnutrition and to create awareness on the importance of Healthy Diet, among the male NSS Volunteers on September 11, 2019.The programme aimed at addressing the malnutrition challenges and sensitize Volunteers regarding the importance of holistic nutrition.
The resource person Dr.Prerana Hegde, Dietitian, K.S.Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangaluru educated the volunteers through various kinds of visual aids, on the importance of correct nutrition required for healthy growth. They were made aware of main nutrients in food, their importance for the body & for prevention of malnutrition & disease. Further they were also made to understand the nutrient value of each kind of food so they could include all these to have a balanced diet & healthy body.
The concept of Junk food and Fast food was discussed. Students were made to understand why junk food is unhealthy and that Fast food need not be Junk food. It can be very nutritious and tasty. Quick recipes for various healthy fast food snacks were discussed. The importance of exercise for good health was also emphasized. 49 volunteers benefitted from this programme. Prof. Seema Prabhu S. and Ms. Vindya B.B., NSS Programme Officers coordinated this programme.
Male NSS volunteers understood the nutrient value of each kind of food so they could include all these to have a balanced diet & healthy body.
Seema Prabhu S.