Nutrition day held in Mon, Tuensang

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/8/2019 12:34:27 PM IST

Village health sanitation and nutrition day programme was held at panchayat hall Totok Chingnyu village under Mon block on August 7 under the theme, “exclusive breastfeeding, polio and ANC.”

A DIPR report stated that, CDPO, Social Welfare department, Mon T.Yanlem spoke on Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyaan where he said that nutrition mission will address malnourishment and the targeted beneficiaries will be the children in the age group of 0-6 years, pregnant & lactating women and adolescent girls. National nutrition mission is focused to prevent and reduce under-nutrition and stunting in children and to reduce the prevalence of anemia among young children, women and adolescent girls, he added.

MO Mon, Dr. Elizabeth spoke on the importance of Ante Natal Check-up (ANC) and polio immunization programme during the day.

ASHA worker, M. Poungyon spoke on the topic, where she stressed on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of the child health and also shared on the harmful effect of giving a child anything other than breast milk during the first six months.

The programme was organised under the aegis of Poshan Abhiyaan in all the anganwadi centres under Mon block as per the Mon block convergence plan activities on poshan.

Tuensang: National Nutrition Day was celebrated at Tuensang district on August 7, organised by department of Social Welfare (ICDS), in collaboration department of Health & Family Welfare (NHM) at St John A (I & II) and Ngeklangbou Ward Anganwadi Centre Tuensang. 

DIPR reported that, problems of diarrhea among 0 to 6 years child and thereof supplementation of ORS and its importance during the diarrhea was addressed by P.H. Ramaikalo, SBP Tuensang. 

Focusing more on hygiene, Hosea and his team highlighted on hygiene and demonstrated steps for washing hands among the children and lactating mothers. The team also, mentioned about the national de-worming day and its negative insights among the children and to prevent from this worm. The programme was attended by more than 150 children which culminated with the distribution of Anganwadi nutritional supplementation among the children. 

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