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‘Eat right school’ conducted at Sainik School Punglwa

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By EMN Updated: Aug 06, 2023 6:11 pm
The food safety administration, Dimapur zone, under the establishment of the chief medical officer’s (CMO) office, Dimapur, conducted the ‘Eat right school’ at Sainik School in Punglwa under Peren district on August 5.
‘Eat right school’ conducted at Sainik School Punglwa
Resource persons and other dignitaries after the ‘Eat right school’ programme at Sainik School in Punglwa on August 5.

DIMAPUR — The food safety administration, Dimapur zone, under the establishment of the chief medical officer’s (CMO) office, Dimapur, conducted the ‘Eat right school’ at Sainik School in Punglwa under Peren district on August 5 thus becoming one of the few ‘Eat right schools’ in Nagaland.

In her introductory note, the school’s vice principal, Lt. Col. Leena Bajaj, stated that apart from academics and sports, eating well and sleeping well could make a huge impact in achieving one’s goal. She encouraged the students to grab the opportunity to participate and learn.

An update from CMO’s office, Peren, stated that Samuel Zehol, designated officer of food safety, Dimapur zone, gave a brief introduction about FSSAI, its various features and its hierarchical structure in the state.

He also spoke on the importance of food safety in general and challenged the students to inculcate good food safety habits.

The FSSAI empanelled partners, Souvik Das from West Bengal and Vinod Kumar from Delhi, conducted various activities among the students in creating awareness about food safety such as letting the students identify healthy and unhealthy food items, drawing healthy diet plates, reading labels on food products such as best before date and FSSAI license number, identifying food products and the nutrients they provide, naming parts of the body and identifying the vitamins they require and the source of food through which it could be obtained.

They have also conducted a short quiz. Later, the team inspected the kitchen and mess area of the school.

It stated that students from classes 6 to 10 attended the programme.

It mentioned that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, aimed at ensuring the availability of safe and wholesome food for the people in India.

It stated that FSSAI has embarked on a large-scale effort to transform the country’s food system in order to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians through the ‘Eat right India movement.’

It stated that ‘Eat right school’ is one such initiative under the umbrella of the ‘Eat right India movement’ which targets the students and creates awareness through the school.

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