National Nutrition Week



   September 14, 2022
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The National Nutrition Week in India is observed every year from 1st September to the 7th September in order to raise awareness amongst people about the value of healthy eating practices and proper nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. It also highlights the need to talk about adequate and timely measures to eradicate hunger and malnourishment in our country. The Ministry of Women and Child Development is observing the 5th Rashtriya Poshan Maah 2022 from September 1 to 30. How Did National Nutrition Week Start ? The National Nutrition Week was first established in 1975 by the members of the American Dietetic Association, which is now known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was first observed in India in 1982. National Nutrition Week 2022:- Each year National Nutrition Week is celebrated with a unique theme. This year the theme is "Celebrate a World of Flavours" which encourages people to have a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the many flavours of our food. Our land is rich and diverse in colours, cultures and well, cuisines too ! This year is all about the celebration of all the healthy, nutritious and exciting food that are popular in our country. Events organised by the government:- ● Bharat Poshan Premier Quiz is India's largest virtual quiz that focuses on good food, nutrition and healthy eating practices. ● Healthy Khayega India is another programme driven by social media influencers including nutritionists and chefs who cook healthy dishes online to promote healthy food practices among people. This National Nutrition Week we share with you the top 5 popular dishes from across the country that are a celebration of our World Of Flavours, and well yes... also a boon for your stomach and nutrition ! Poha:- Poha is made of pressed rice and is cooked with seasonal veggies and peanuts. It is light and super healthy. It is garnished with onion and coriander which add a distinct flavour to the dish. One serving of poha contains just 250 calories. Dhokla:- Dhokla is a light and fluffy famous Gujarati dish. It's sweet and savoury flavours makes it an excellent breakfast or snack option. It is rich in nutrients and extremely healthy. 100 gms of dhokla contains only 160 calories. Chicken Dhansak:- This delicious and popular Parsi dish is made with chicken. Dhansak is traditionally served with brown rice and kachumbar salad. Per serving includes approximately 505 calories. Idli:- Light and fluffy idli makes excellent breakfast food items. This popular South-Indian dish can be enjoyed with sambhar or chutney. Traditionally idlis are made of rice flour but you can make it healthier by opting for ragi or oats flour. One piece of idli contains just 39 calories. Palak-da-Saag:- Palak-da-Saag is a very famous and healthy Punjabi recipe usually served with roti or naan. Per servings includes approximately 126.2 calories and 6.3 gms proteins.