National nutrition week celebrated in the first week of September has a theme of “feeding smart right from start” this year.
The pandemic fueled work from home has brought the focus on health and nutrition to the forefront. Routines have been disrupted, health has been neglected and results are visible in terms of people suffering from physical and mental illnesses.
The theme for the National Nutrition Week emphasises the significance of proper nutrition intake right from childhood.
Feeding smart right from the start inculcates and motivates people to ensure they keep a balanced diet with adequate hydration from the start of their days, as well as teach the young ones to follow the same for their course of life.
Malnutrition is a complex issue. India has the dubious distinction of being ranked at 94th out of 107 countries in the 2020 Global Hunger Index.
Spreading awareness about the right feeding practices and awareness about the government-run nutritional programs and their importance in the community can lead more people to avail the benefits of the same.
Feeding Smart right from the start is the best way for a healthy life. Nutrition brings in macro nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrates, fibers and about 0.025 to 0.5% of active biological compounds needed for the body to perform at its optimal.
Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated Sep 3, 2021 here: