CCRUM Organizes Lecture on Nutrition

The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) organized a lecture on ‘Importance of Nutrition during Antenatal Care, Postnatal Care and for the Optimal Growth of Children’ at AYUSH Auditorium, New Delhi.

New Delhi, September 27 (Press Release/Niyaz Ahmad) The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) organized today a lecture on ‘Importance of Nutrition during Antenatal Care, Postnatal Care and for the Optimal Growth of Children’ at AYUSH Auditorium, New Delhi. The lecture was organized as a part of Rashtriya Poshan Maah (National Nutrition Month) celebration with an objective of spreading the message of nutrition – ‘Sahi Poshan, Desh Roshan’.

In his welcome address, Prof. Asim Ali Khan, Director General, CCRUM emphasized the need to tap potentials of AYUSH systems to address health problems arising due to malnutrition. He encouraged the researchers to take up the field for bringing out awareness material.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Vd. KS Dhiman, Director General, Central Council for Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) said that AYUSH systems lay great emphasis on nutrition as they treat foods either as diet or medicine or both as diet and medicine.

In her lecture, Dr. Parmeet Kaur, Chief Dietician, AIIMS, New Delhi highlighted the importance of nutrition, important nutrients and dietary requirement of mother and child during the first 1000 days. She also elaborated on sources of nutrition and presented a balanced diet plan for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and lactating phases.

On this occasion, the dignitaries honored the winners of Writoskill Competition – 2019 organized by the CCRUM on ‘Importance of Nutrition during Antenatal Care, Postnatal Care and for the Optimal Growth of Children’.

The program concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Dr. N Srikanth, Deputy Director-General, CCRAS. Dr. Ghazala Javed, Research Officer (Unani), Scientist-IV coordinated and conducted the event which was well attended by researchers from the various research councils of the Ministry of AYUSH.

The CCRUM is observing the month of September as Poshan Maah in tune with the nation-wide initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development and NITI Aayog under Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan (National Nutrition Mission) which aims to provide information regarding antenatal care, optimal breastfeeding, complementary feeding, growth monitoring, hygiene and sanitation, etc. to every house hold. The CCRUM institutes are organizing health camps, public lectures and talks on the management of malnutrition, related health problems and various deficiency disorders, importance and constituents of nutritious diets for different age groups, healthy lifestyle, appropriate lifestyle modification, childcare, etc.

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