With the purpose of spreading awareness to achieve the goal set by the Government of India to eradicate anemia by 2022; the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, FAS, MRIIRS celebrated Dietetics Day 2019 on the theme ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’. The day comprised group discussion, on-the-spot slogan writing competition, Nukkad Natak along with free body composition analysis and diet counseling for everyone.
The group discussion focused on the myths related to anemia (such as, vegetarians are at increased risk of anemia and lower income groups are more vulnerable to anemia). Ms. Garima Sehgal (Dept of Nutrition and Dietetics) and Mr. Jatin (Dept of Physiotherapy) won the group discussion round. The students also participated in the slogan writing competition with full enthusiasm. Ms. Riya and Ms. Simran Bhasin (Dept of Nutrition and Dietetics) emerged as winners.
The impactful Nukkad Natak on ‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’ aimed at spreading awareness about anemia among one and all. Participants were familiarized with the consequences of anemia and the necessary healthy dietary pattern to combat it.