One of the themes for the National Nutrition Month this year is identification of children suffering from “Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)”. The importance of nutrition in the first 1000 days of a baby’s life is paramount. Unfortunately, today we are dealing with a #double #burden where not only do we have to deal with increasing number of children suffering from #undernutrition but a very high number of children suffering from #obesity. It has been said that this may be the first generation of children which will not outlive its parents. We have a very grave problem at hand and we need to work together to find solutions to these double pronged issue.
Additionally, due to the Covid 19 pandemic and ensuing #lockdowns millions of children have been deprived of adequate #nutrition in the last 6 months. This has led to further increase in the levels of under nutrition. Easy availability of unhealthy yet cheap foods add to this conundrum of #malnutrition.
We as a team are committed to the cause of Nutrition and will dedicate the next week to raising awareness about #malnutrition in response to the honourable Prime Minister’s call for the People’s Movement to fight malnutrition in our country.
#PoshanMaah #Poshan #PoshanAbhiyan #PoshanMaah2020 #draparnagovilbhasker #mariamlakdawala #milonisancheti
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon. Extremely passionate about her field of specialization. She completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery in 2006, from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram. Set up in 1967 by none other than the first health minister of India, Ms. Sushila Nayar, MGIMS is deeply rooted in Gandhian ethics. Read more
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