Health and Nutrition Training for Aanganwadi workers

Port Blair, Jun 07: Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit (CFNEU), Port Blair organised a two day Orientation Training Course on “Health and Nutrition” for Anganwadi workers at Coffee Bagicha (Sippy Ghat), Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Project Ferrargunj recently. About 30 Aanganwadi workers were enrolled in the course and they were sensitized about various aspects of health and nutrition like Low birth weight, Nutrition requirements of adolescent girls, pregnant women & lactating mothers, significance of early initiation of breast feeding, exclusive breast feeding for 6 months and continuing breast feeding to infants for 2 years.

Mr. Anil Kumar Dhiman, Demonstration officer of CFNEU informed the Anganwadi workers about causes, consequences, symptoms & prevention of Anaemia, Vitamin A deficiency, Iodine Deficiency Disorder and child malnutrition. The importance of adequate nourishment to infants and children was also highlighted in the training. Preparation of low cost food items was also demonstrated on the occasion. CFNEU operates under Food and Nutrition Board of Ministry of Woman and Child Development, a release from Deputy Director (M&C), PIB Port Blair said.

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