CHANDIGARH,03.09.22-The Department of Dietetics, PGIMER,Chandigarh in association with the Nutrition Society of India organized activity as a part of National Nutrition month September 2022 celebrations on the theme. “Poshan bhi Padhai bhi - Baccha and Shiksha” on

3rd September, 2022 at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Sector-10, Chandigarh.The activities like awareness about importance of protein, iron, vitamins and minerals in the diet as well as hygiene was imparted through posters and interactive sessions. Demonstration of healthy tiffin recipes like Nutri bites, Soya wrap, nutritious multigrain banana pancake, vegetable bajra uttapam, sprouted cutlet, multigrain vegetable sandwich along with distribution of low cost nutritious pinnis prepared in Dietetics department, PGIMER and lemon water to all students were part of the activity among the students.

As we all celebrating “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and also “Poshan Maah” it is a challenging task among all the nutritionists to deliberate nutrition support for the dual burdens of malnutrition as well as over nutrition.

Nutrition is one of the most essential things of life, it plays a crucial role in body growth, development and maintenance of health, therefore a timely nutritional therapy would be beneficial to overcome malnutrition as well as over nutrition.

Various dietary tips were given by Dr. Nancy Sahni, Chief Dietician, Department of Dietetics, PGIMER, Chandigarh along with her team. Approx 300 children participated in this activity and the event was a grand success.