Port Blair, August 7: Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit (CFU), Port Blair organized a Mini-Exhibition on Nutrition at Ograbraj today as a part of World Breastfeeding Week festivities. More than 50 beneficiaries including Aanganwadi workers visited the Exhibition. Similarly, CFNEU organized a series of activities at various places in South Andaman during the period to observe World Breastfeeding Week. A Symposium on disseminating correct norms of IYCF ( Infant and Young Child Feeding) was organized in Hasmatabad on August 1, 2019. A Recipe Competition and demonstration of home base complementary food was organized in Azad Nagar, Bambooflat on August 2, 2019.
CFNEU organized Annaprashan Ceremony in Naya Sahar on August 3, 2019, and a QUIZ Competition on IYCF ( Infant and Young Child Feeding) was organized in Ferrargunj on August 5, 2019, in which about 85 beneficiaries participated. A Skit on the theme “ Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” and Group song on “ Hygiene and Sanitation” was organized in Tushnabad yesterday.
World Breastfeeding Week is observed in the first week of August every year to focus attention on the important aspect of promotion and support of breastfeeding. The theme of this year’s breastfeeding week is ‘Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding’. CFNEU operates under Food and Nutrition Board of the Ministry of Woman and Child Development.