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MCM holds online awareness programme on ‘Eat right during COVID’

The NSS units of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the college’s Health Committee,  organised an online awareness programme titled ‘Eat Right During COVID: A Comprehensive Approach’. The programme aimed to mobilize sustained community participation for health and nutrition issues across the country and to conduct Swastha Balak-Balika Spardha as part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Dr. Harjot Kaur Mann, Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science of the college was the resource person for the programme. Dr Harjot highlighted the importance of monitoring growth vitals of children of age group 0-6 years especially during the prevailing COVID-19 conditions. She discussed about several healthy dietary approaches including immuno-enhancers. Growth and development tips to improve the height, weight and the overall health of children were also highlighted. She shared tips regarding use of immunity boosters readily available in everyone’s kitchen. In addition, guidelines on post-COVID care management including type of food such as usage of prebiotics, probiotics, super immunity chargers, herbs, condiments etc. and food handling and disposing practices were also discussed. At the end of the session, doubts and queries of the participants were discussed.
Lauding this highly contextual initiative, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava said that due to prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, it is difficult to assess the malnourishment status among children, and hence, there is a dire need to sensitize and mobilize community participation for ensuring healthy nutrition among children especially infants.

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