Every year September to be celebrated as National Nutrition Month: WCD

Every year September would be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month to mark the country’s fight against malnutrition, the Ministry of Women and Child Development

The ministry would, in the month, organize programmes to spread awareness on the issues related to malnutrition like stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight in children and focus on adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers, according to an official statement.

The decision to celebrate September as the National Nutrition Month was taken during the second meeting of National Council on Indias Nutrition Challenges under the Poshan Abhiyaan yesterday.

Under the Poshan Abhiyan, it was also decided that through the use of technology, a targeted approach and convergence would be used to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, and anemia in children.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a caller tune and ringtone to popularise and create a connect with the goal of ‘Sahi Poshan Desh Roshan’, the statement said.

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