PNDS celebrated and conduct various educational and public awareness activities in relation to ‘March Nutrition Month’ .This campaign was originally initiated by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in USA. Over the years many dietetic and nutrition societies around the globe have taken on this task every year in March to promulgate the importance of nutrition among health professionals and public at large. These activities are further endorsed by International bodies.
Theme for this year is to “Enjoy the taste of eating right” by combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals.
Like previous years, PNDS is taking time out to strengthen its vision of optimizing nation’s health through promoting healthful eating messages and conducting educational and public awareness activities during March, 2014. Two major activities have been organized by PNDS to commemorate this occasion:
- Publication of Nutrition supplement: An educational material to be distributed in the local communities and public at large. This supplement has been written in Urdu, in order to make it easier for the people to read and understand the content. The articles are on topics that highlighted the importance of a healthier lifestyle and have been written by PNDS members, who have the ability to translate sound scientific knowledge into helpful nutrition information that people can understand and apply to their daily lives.
- Educational activities in different schools of Karachi with a focus on school canteens: Based on needs assessment of individual schools the activities have been planned. We strongly believe that involving school authorities, teachers, and canteen staff will go a long way in conveying our messages healthy eating and life style behaviors among school children. They also participated in the discussion regarding how the school canteens can provide healthy and affordable snacks for the students.
- Media Awareness in this month. Our expert consultant Dietitians were also invited in the TV programs Chai Time for awareness.
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MSC (Foods & Nutrition), RD
President Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society