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An awareness workshop entitled "Ensuring Nutritional Status of Women and Children"

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Tarn Taran organized an awareness workshop entitled “Ensuring Nutritional Status of Women and Children” under the celebration of National Nutrition Month at its campus on 17.09.2020. During this programme, IFFCO Officers, Anganwari Supervisor, Anganwadi Workers, farm women and farmers participated and interacted with panel of experts for amelioration of their nutritional status. Dr. Balwinder Kumar, Deputy Director (Training) highlighted the significance of adequate nutritional status in women and children and emphasised for use of biofortified wheat and rice for household consumption. Further, KVK officials along with IFFCO official, Tarn Taran distributed vegetable seed kits supplied by Government of India to the beneficiaries. . KVK scientist Dr. Piverjeet Kaur Dhillon highlighted different aspects of nutritional security for Women and child in border belt of district Tarn Taran. She also imparted awareness regarding common nutrient deficiencies among women and children and requested the participants to established nutri garden at their whereabouts to curtail these deficiencies. Literature on Food Guide Pyramid, eat right plate (Nutri Thali), model of nutrigarden and biofortified varieties of food commodities was distributed to the participants. Nutrigarden developed at KVK Campus has also been shown to the participants. On the whole, the event was bring to a close with a take home message of “Switch over to nurtri garden for healthy lives”.

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