Dimapur, September 15: A Poshan Seminar on Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan organised by department of Social Welfare, Dimapur District in convergence with Health & Family Welfare and PHED was held at AWTC, Complex, Diphupar, Dimapur on September 12.
Medical Officer, Dr. Michelle; Sanitation & Hygiene Consultant, PHED, Imojungla Longkumer and District Coordinator, Poshan Abhiyaan, Limasenla Walling were the resource persons.
Dr. Michelle who spoke on health and nutrition highlighted the importance of nutrition for pregnant mothers, lactating mothers and adolescent girls and importance of calories, protein, folic acid, iron, calcium, iodine and its sources. She also explained in detail about the importance of breastfeeding and vaccination.
Imojungla Longkumer who presented a topic on Basic Sanitation and Health Practices highlighted the importance of safe drinking water, safe disposal of liquid and solid waste and management, safe water source and personal hygiene.
Limasenla Walling who gave a PowerPoint presentation about Poshan Abhiyan stated that the Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the program which has number of schemes directly or indirectly affecting the nutritional status of children from 0-6 years of age, pregnant mothers, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. She said that the Mission targets to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia among young children, adolescents and women.
The programme was chaired by DPO Dimapur, Hutoi Sema. The seminar was attended by trainees of Anganwadi workers and officials from line departments. (Page News Service)