Under the celebration of National Nutrition Month Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will hold a two-day National Conference at Kevadia
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani will inaugurate the conference
Under the celebration of National Nutrition Month, Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will hold a two-day National Conference between the various States and Union Territories of the country at Kevadia.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani will inaugurate the conference where various mission based discussions will be held between 30th and 31st August-2021. The conference will be attended by the Ministers and Secretaries of the Women and Child Development Departments of the States and various mission based discussions will be held.
On the first day of this two-day program, On August 30, the Ministers and Secretaries of Women and Child Development Departments of various states will visit the world's tallest 182 meter Statue of Unity of iron man, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. On the second day the conference will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani. After that, presentations will be given on various topics like Mission Nutrition 2.0, Mission Vatsalya and Mission Shakti. In addition, medicinal plants will be planted by the dignitaries present at Kevadia.
Importantly, Nutrition Month is celebrated across the country every year under the Nutrition Campaign. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been designated as the nodal ministry for the Nutrition Campaign through which the celebrations are held at the national, state / UT level, district and quite grassroots level in collaboration with the participating Ministries and Departments. The celebration of Nutrition Month aims to promote mass participation in building a mass movement to address the problem of malnutrition among young children and women so as to ensure health and nutrition for all.
During this Nutrition month, special attention is paid to the identification and management of severely malnourished (SAM) children as well as programs like nutrition gardens like nutrition garden planting etc. Awareness programs are also organized on the importance of early breastfeeding, the need for good nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child's life, and appropriate measures to reduce anemia in young women and children.