The globally renowned Manav Rachna International University has been a pioneer in providing free community health services since its inception. The major objective is to provide free nutrition counseling to the community with special emphasis to the underprivileged. Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics once again participated in the health camp organized at SOS Children’s Village of India (FSP), Anangpur Village, Surajkund road, Faridabad on 26th February 2016. MRIU has once again taken a lead in community health services and social welfare cause by taking part in one day community health camp.
Students of Nutrition & Dietetics along with faculty member Ms.Binu Bhatia participated in the camp and provided free Nutrition Counseling and complete Body Composition Analysis. It also aspired the students of Nutrition & Dietetics in providing hands-on-practice. The Body Mass Index and clinical examinations of the people were also conducted to identify their current state of nutrition. The health camp started at 10:00 am and was over at 2:00 pm.On the day of camp, 56 patients got registered and it was found that 80% of females were malnourished and few of them were also lactating mothers. These all females availed the opportunity of getting nutritional advice for themselves along with how iron rich foods can be included in day to day routine diet like including locally available green leafy vegetables and not drinking tea along with their meals etc.
Lecture was delivered by the faculty member Ms.Binu Bhatia, Assistant Professor, Department of nutrition & dietetics, MRIU among the group. During lecture session tips for healthy lifestyle, how to include low cost iron and calcium rich foods in daily diet, hygiene and sanitation etc were discussed. Masses were encouraged to adopt more hygiene and food safety measures.The students had a valuable exposure to study health and nutritional status of the masses present at the camp.