World Food Day was observed at the National Institute Of Nursing Education (NINE) on Tuesday at PGIMER as a National Service Scheme (NSS) activity. The event was organised by Neena Vir Singh,Lecturer,along with Jasmeet Kaur and Amandeep Saini,Clinical Instructor on the theme Agricultural Cooperative – Key to Feed The World.
Dr Sandhya Ghai,the principal,inaugurated the poster making competition at the institute. The NSS volunteers staged a role play on the theme at village Sarangpur.
Dr Karobi Dass,lecturer,speaking on the occasion,emphasised that there is an unequal distribution of food around the world,and that due to this imbalance in distribution,some countries in the world have abundance of food and grain while others have very little and suffer from shortages.
Dass said that in India,a large portion of agricultural land is slowly being converted into industrial projects.
The event concluded with a salad competition.
On the occasion of World Food Day,Sonia Gandhi,dietician with Fortis Hospital,Mohali,while delivering a lecture at RIMT World School,Manimajra elaborated on how excess consumption of namkeens,biscuits,cakes,sweets and bakery stuff causes overweight problem,and reduced appetite for regular meals.
Her lecture,Healthy Bites,Healthy Child which was organized as a part of World Food Day celebrations also talked about the challenge of optimal childhood nutrition and to match supply with demands throughout this period of age,so that full genetic potential can be realized.
Gandhi,while delivering the lecture,said it is important to make your child aware of the importance of healthy food,like if they eat fruits and vegetables they will be able to concentrate more on studies,and that they will grow stronger if they consume milk.
She advised the audience to encourage children to eat all food groups,especially vegetables,green leafy vegetables and fruits in any form in the daily diet.