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Inviting suggestions on balanced diet for National Nutrition Month

A balanced diet is of utmost importance to maintain a healthy body. Malnutrition has always been a major challenge in the development of women and children. With an aim to ...

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A balanced diet is of utmost importance to maintain a healthy body. Malnutrition has always been a major challenge in the development of women and children. With an aim to create a healthy state and a healthy country, September 1 to 30 is being celebrated as National Nutrition Month. As a part of this, Women and Child Development Department, Madhya Pradesh, is also organizing several programmes related to awareness on nutrition at the state, district, development block and anganwadi-level under a unique initiative called ‘Har Ghar Poshan Vyavahar’.

Poor nutrition is detrimental for the body and health. Below mentioned are some startling facts about nutrition that everybody should know:

Almost 69% of children and 52.5% of pregnant women are anaemic.
42% of children under the age of 5 are stunted.
38% of children between the age group of 6 to 8 months receive a solid, semi-solid diet with breastfeeding.
Owing to deficiency of micronutrient (micromineral, vitamins etc), children become malnourished and anaemic. Thus, it is essential that children receive adequate diet after 6 months.
Dietary diversity of women between 15 to 49 years of age is abnormally low, with only 20% of women consuming food from all five groups.
Women in the most reproductive age do not get the required variety of diet required from adolescence to old age. This causes severe anaemia among them.

How can these nutritional deficiencies be met with? Below mentioned are few ways:

Ensuring nutritious food for families, pregnant women and especially children up to 5 years of age.
Providing iron and vitamin-rich food to pregnant women.

Preparing wholesome food that include all types of pulses, green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, seasonal fruits, lettuce, jaggery, black sesame, legumes, milk and milk products. Consumption of these will prevent blood loss, deficiency of iron, vitamins, etc.

A balanced diet is an important requirement for everyone, including newborns. Thus, mothers should only breastfeed their babies in the first six months. After the baby is six months old, she/he should be fed a balanced diet in the right amount. Fluidity and nutritional diversity are extremely important.

Women and Child Development Department, Madhya Pradesh, is inviting your ideas and suggestions about the campaign. Share your thoughts on the following lines at mp.mygov.in
*Does your plate have food from all groups?
*Do pregnant women receive all the required nutrients?
*Do children below 5 years eat proper food?

If proper nutrition is synonymous to good health, how can this information be disseminated to all?
Let’s join hands and build an India that is strong, healthy, and free of malnutrition.

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tripti gurudev 2 days 22 hours ago

डिलिवरी के बाद अगले तीन माह तक माताओं को आयरन और कैल्शियम सप्लीमेंट लेना आवश्यक है।पर्याप्त मात्रा में पानी पियें एवं ओटमील, सौंफ, लहसुन और गाजर जैसी चीजें लेना उचित है। मसाले दार चीजें खाने से बचना चाहिए। अधिक प्रोटीन बाली चीजें जैसे साबुत अनाज, सीरियल्स, दाल, सूखे मेवे,ताजे फल सव्जियाँ,अंडे जैसी चीजें लेना ठीक है।

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tripti gurudev 4 days 1 hour ago

काबोर्हाइड्रेट्स,प्रोटीन, वसा,खनिज लवण, विटामिन, पानी आदि पोषक तत्व नश्चित मात्रा मे प्रतिदिन लेना आवश्यक है।

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Dharmendra Bhardwaj 5 days 4 hours ago

पोषण अभियान से लोगो के स्वास्थ्य स्तर में सुधार लाया जा सकता है। उन्हें स्वास्थ्य के लिए सही पोषण की जानकारी प्रदान की जा सकती है।

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Mandar Das 6 days 10 hours ago

(Eating a healthy plate)

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5) Healthy Protein:

Choose fish, poultry, beans and nuts; limit red meat and cheese; avoid bacon, cold cuts and other processed meats.

6) Fruits:

Eat plenty of fruits of all colours.

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Mandar Das 6 days 10 hours ago

(Eating a healthy plate)

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3) Vegetables:

The more veggies - and the greater variety - the better. Potatoes and French fries don't count.

4) Whole Grains:

Eat a variety of whole grains (like whole-wheat bread, whole-grain pasta and brown rice). Limit refined grains (like white rice and white bread).

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Mandar Das 6 days 10 hours ago

(Eating a healthy plate)

1) Healthy Oils:

Use healthy oils (like olive and canola oil) for cooking, on salad and at the table. Limit butter. Avoid trans fat.

2) Water:

Drink water, tea or coffee (with little or no sugar). Limit milk/dairy (1-2 servings/day) and juice (1 small glass/day). Avoid sugary drinks.

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Dharmendra Bhardwaj 1 week 3 hours ago

पुरानी कहावत है जैसा खाओगे अन्न वैसा होगा मन। स्वस्थ तन और मन के लिए सही पोषण आहार जरूरी है।

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tripti gurudev 1 week 2 days ago

आहार एवं पोषण की जानकारी जनमानस को चौपाल एवं फिल्म दिखाकर दी जा सकती है।