National Nutrition Week was early amended in March 1973 by members of the American Dietetic Association which is now Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to set free the nutritional education message to the public. In 1980 the public conferred a great response towards the initiative and the weeklong celebration extended to a month-long observance.
In the year 1982 National Nutrition week celebration was promoted by the Central Government in India. The campaign started to spread awareness and encourage people in society to understand the significance of nutrition and its framework that adopt a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
We all know malnutrition is one of the continuous major hurdles in the overall development of the country which is indispensable to eradicate it and to restrain it the National Nutrition Week is celebrated.
Prime Minister’s latest address of Mann ki Baat noted that the month of “September will be observed as Poshan Maah” which is Nutrition month.
He focussed on nation and nutrition which are closely interrelated. He reviewed – “Yatha Annam Tatha Mannam.” Which means mental and intellectual development is directly related to the quality of the food that we consume.
He also urged the listeners to participate and informed regarding the Statue of Unity where a nutrition park has also been created.
Anyone can witness and gain knowledge related to nutrition, along with fun and frolic. Agricultural Fund of India has been created that would contain certain guidelines and information related to crops which are grown in each district and their corresponding nutritional value.
People should include and maintain a healthy diet in their daily routine such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fat-free milk, etc. full of nutrition which not only helps in growth but also make the immune system strong.