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Nutrition Week focuses on health care for mothers
Published on 3 Sep. 2010 12:05 AM IST
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National Nutrition Week was celebrated on Wednesday at Touphema village which was attended by women leaders, village elders, pregnant, and lactating mothers’ school children, GBs, and elders from the village.
The programme was organized by district welfare officer, Kohima social welfare department.
DWO, Kohima Atoli Sema highlighted the objectives of national nutrition week celebration, importance of food and nutrition for the well being of the community health. The target of ICDS is to build a strong nation through proper health care, food and nutrition education and supplementary nutrition to pregnant mother, lactating mothers and below 6 years.
She emphasized on importance of food intake habits and proper balance diets and to know more on nutrition values and nutrients education and improve methods of cooking.
Anganwadi workers were asked to spread the message of nutrition education as a mark of Nutrition week celebration in their community.
Medical Officer in charge Tuophema Dr. Ruopfu spoke on importance of early childhood care.
He stressed on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding till 4 months of age and the importance of mothers milk for the babies, immunization and personal hygiene. He said that immunizations for children were like having guards in the house.
The programme was followed by baby show, in which 26 babies below one year participated in the slow.
The programme was chaired by T. Yanlem, CDPO tribal, invocation was pronounced by Pfusolie Seyie, pastor Touphema Baptist Church, Pfuduolhou Kense, VC Chairman, Touphema, special number by ME School, Touphema and vote of thanks by Head GB Touphema.

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