Food Safety Dimapur zone organised an awareness programme on “eat right campus”, an initiative of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School (HCHSS), here, on Thursday.
During the programme, resource person, Food safety Dimapur, designated officer & licensing authority, Samuel Zehol spoke on the topic “food safety and eat right India movement- an initiative of FSSAI”.
Addressing the students, Zehol said preserving health and destroying it was in one’s hands and encouraged the students to eat healthy.
“If you need to get something in life, you need to have a perfect focus on it and by this fact, health is the only thing that can have both a boon or an adverse effect on you”, Zehol stated.
He encouraged the students to be cautions of what they ate and to check the labels, nutritional facts and “best before’ section.
Meanwhile, CIHSR dietician, Imsutola Jamir in her presentation spoke on the topic “eat safe and healthy”. She said a balanced diet was one which provided all the nutrients in required amounts and proper proportions.
Imsutola informed the students that this could be easily be achieved through a blend of the four basic food groups.
The quantities of foods required to meet nutrient requirements vary with age, gender, physiological status and physical activity, she informed.
Further, she pointed out that a balanced diet provided all the nutrients a person required, without going over the recommended daily calorie intake.
The programme was chaired by HCHSS principal Rev. Fr. Philip Yanpvuthung. Later, the programme was followed by a discussion hour.