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2019-02-19 19:51:36

NITI Aayog to organise National Workshop to Promote Healthy Diets from Local Food Systems

The NITI Aayog, in collaboration with National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets (NCEAR-D), Lady Irwin College and UNICEF India, is organizing a two-day national workshop to seek a common understanding of diet diversity problems in selected districts under POSHAN Abhiyan across India.

The workshop seeks to arrive at potential region-wise action plan between State Government and Nutrition/Agriculture Colleges to systematically work together to promote healthy diets as part of POSHAN Abhiyaan - Jan Andolan.

The workshop will include exhibition of more than 250 best practices, innovations and local food products developed by pan-India Agriculture and food technology institutions.

Envisaging a convergence between the Aspirational Districts Programme and POSHAN Abhiyaan, the workshop seeks to design institutional collaborations between academia and State Governments across these districts.

The inaugural session of the workshop will be addressed by Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITI Aayog. Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, (DARE) & DG, ICAR, Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development and Dr Amarjeet Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development will also deliver the address on the occasion.

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