Report on National Nutrition Month 2023

Place: Government High School, Nattarsanpattu

Date: 08.09.2023, 10.30 AM

UBA-SRMIST celebrated the National Nutrition Month 2023 under the theme of Healthy Diet Affordable to all on 8.09.2023. The programme was organized by Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre and Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioengineering, SRMIST Kattankulathur. The various activities conducted by the team are as follows:

Poster exhibition: An eating plan that helps promote health and manage the body weight of the school kids that includes a variety of healthy foods such as millets, vegetables, and fruits. An awareness on poor nutrition that contributes to many costly diseases, including obesity, heart disease, and some cancers were also provided to the students.

Balanced diet (Pyramid): An awareness to plan each meal around vegetables and fruits through a food pyramid was provided. Students are advised to look for ways to serve veggies and fruits whole, fresh and in combination with other foods. To fill half of their plate with fruits and veggies along with meals.

Skits and Puppet shows: A skit and puppet show was performed by the students of Nutrition and Dietetics on 'Junk foods' that lack nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and are high in energy, salts, sugars, or fats. Junk food is so called because it doesn't play a role in healthy eating, especially if you eat too much of it. An alternative healthy diets such as millets, green vegetable and fresh fruit juices were prescribed to the students.

A special session on hand hygiene, importance of drinking water, having egg and milk on regulat basis were educated to the students by the team from Department of Biotechnology. Students were engaged with puzzles and questions on healthy diet practices for day-to-day. There were about 200 school students participated in the event. The whole event was coordinated by Dr. Samuel Jacob, Dr.K.Silambu Selvi and their team,  Dr.S.Rupachandra and Mr. Sridhar N S, UBA SRMIST.

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