Friday, September 29, 2023


Bathinda, : On the directions of deputy director-cum-civil surgeon Bathinda Dr Tejwant Singh Randhawa the National Nutrition Week was observed whose motto was balanced diet, key to good health.
District Family Welfare Officer Dr Ravanjit Kaur Brar gave information about nutrition requirements of expecting mothers and children of all the ages. The week was observed at all the block level health facilities.Giving further elaborated on nutrition for the expecting mothers and children she said that they should take green leafy vegetables and fruits. She said that to save children from malnutrition they should be given vegetables. She said that the new born babies should not be given any kind of gudti such as honey or water. Instead they should be given mother’s milk only. Till the age of six months, the child should be exclusively given mother’s milk.
Dr Brar said that the expecting mothers should be given food in more quantity and nutrition as compared to others. She added that folic acid tablets given to women at the government hospitals coupled with balanced diet ensures proper hemoglobin level in blood at the time of delivery. Dr Brar said that women with low hemoglobin (anemic) face bad health implications at the time of delivery and the life of child can also be in danger.She said that the children should be started giving complementary food after they complete six months of age wherein they should only be given home cooked food. The child should be given dal and not just dal-pani.The deputy mass media officer Mrs Harjinder Kaur, block health educator Harvinder Singh, Kulwant Singh, Tirlok Singh, Rohit Jindal, Jagtar Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, LHVs, staff nurses and ANMs were also present.

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