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Event Name :
Nutrition Week
Event Venue :
Village Bhagwanpur, Dhilwan, Dhaliwal Bet, Chuladha and Meripur
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,J.J. Farm, Near New Grain Market,Sultanpur Road, PO. Sheikhupur,Distt. Kapurthala
Contact person details :
Avneet Kaur Ahuja
Asstt. Prof. Home Science
9779471010 01822233056
Event Date :
9/1/2017 To 9/7/2017
Objective: The national Nutrition Week is an annual nutrition event initiated by Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India. It is observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September every year. The main objective to celebrate nutrition week is to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition for health.
Pre Event Description :
To educate the farm women and rural girls about different aspects of nutrition National Nutrition Week was celebrated from 1st-7th September 2017 by KVK, Kapurthala in adopted villages under the able guidance of Dr. Manoj Sharma, Associate Director (Trg.). These awareness programmes were conducted in collaboration with CDPO from different blocks of Kapurthala. Various lectures viz. importance of green leafy vegetables in daily diet, prevention of anaemia, nutrients present in different foods, importance of breast feeding, age of introducing weaning foods, under nutrition in children were delivered by Avneet Kaur Ahuja, Asstt. Prof. (Home Sc.) Role of nutrition garden in increasing the nutrition of farm women was discussed by Dr. Amandeep Kaur, Astt. Prof. (Vegetable Science). PAU vegetable kits, fruit plants (amla, mango and jamun) and brinjal nursery were also distributed. In this regard, a competition on preparation of nutritious recipes was also organized.
Target Group: Farm Women
Image: Lecture on importance of fruits and vegetables in diet.
Image: Cooking competition during nutrition week celebrations.