National Nutrition Week Celebration
Nutrition is the science or practice of consuming and utilizing foods. A balanced diet is important for good health and well-being. The purpose behind celebrating is to spread awareness about good nutrition, and health. Initiatives have been taken up by the government focusing on nutrition, good food, healthy body, mind, and lifestyle.
National Nutrition Week was initiated in March 1973 by the members of the American Dietetic Association to deliver the nutrition education message to the public. In the year 1982 National Nutrition week celebration was started by the Central Government of India. The campaign was started to spread awareness and encourage people as a society to understand the importance of nutrition and adopt a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. We all know that malnutrition is one of the main hurdles in the overall development of the country which is necessary to overcome it and to curb it. National Nutrition Week is celebrated from 1st September to 7th September every year.
The theme for National Nutrition Week 2021 is "Feeding smart right from start".
Keeping the theme of nutrition week in mind GISK family celebrated the week with primary level learners. The week started with learners playing the roles of vegetables. They got to know the importance of vegetables and also learnt which vegetable has what types of nutrients in them.
On the second day learners learnt to prepare balanced diet with proper nutrients and necessary content. While preparing their own plate they also mentioned to educators what is the importance of each nutrient. On the third day learners from grade V discussed about deficiency diseases with the educators. It was followed by learners making protein rich sprout bhel on next day with the discussion of why it’s important for us.
Last remaining days were devoted to the exercise, as exercise is also important with the balanced diet and proper nutrition. For that learners attended the exercise and yoga session with educators as well as made collage of different exercises and yoga positions.
At the end learners owed to follow proper balanced diet and to do regular exercise to avoid any future risks of malnutrition.