Over the years, National Nutrition Week has been celebrated throughout India with a focus on the various aspects of nutrition. This year, however, the week was celebrated from the 3rd to the 9th of September 2019, based on the theme “Har Ghar Poshan Vyavahar.”

The inaugural function on the 3rd of September was graced by the esteemed presence of Prof. K.V.Somasundaram, Professor of Eminence and Chief Advisor and Dr.SenthilKumar.S, Principal, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by three days of various competitions for students of both our college and other institutions.

War of words, a debate competition for school students across Chennai, was conducted on 4th September. The theme of the debate was “The impact of Mass Media in Food Choices and Health Change”.

Poster Competition for the students of the college was held on the 5th of September with the theme “Nutrition in Ancient epics and puranas of India.”

On the 6th of September, various competitions were held in the college on the occasion of the National nutrition week. The skit competition was held on the theme “Mother as a Nutritionist”

A mother and daughter cooking competition was held on the theme “Back to our roots- Ancient Cooking (Lunch Box Recipe with a beverage).” Focus was on implementing innovative cooking practices into the traditional recipes to improve the nutritive value of the foods.

Other events such as case presentation competition, short film competition and meme making competition were also conducted during the week.
The following events were conducted in the medical centre of our college:

  • Conducted competitions like “puzzle” and “Complete the incomplete” for the employees
  • Awareness on Nutrition Facts through display of nutrition information on the LED Screens in the lobby.
  • Nutrition tips to the employees through Mobile messages.
  • Free nutrition counseling for patients, attenders,employees and students.

This was followed by the valedictory function graced by the presence of Thiru Saidai Samiyappan Duraisamy, Former MLA and Mayor of the corporation of Chennai.

The perfect way to end the week on a high note was with the theme oration by the Honorable Minister for Social Welfare and nutritious noon meal programme, Government of Tamil Nadu, Dr.V Saroja.

Overall, the National nutrition week for the year 2019 was a big success, thanks to the cooperation of all the people who played a very important role in the smooth running of the program.