National Nutrition Week at KMC Hospital, Attavar

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National Nutrition Week at KMC Hospital, Attavar

Mangaluru: Proper nutrition is one of the most essential elements for being healthy and to live a long life. National Nutrition week is being observed every year from 1st to 7th September to create awareness on healthy eating habits. The theme for this year’s Program is “Let your Food be your Medicine.”

Department of Diet and Nutrition, KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore has Organized a National Nutrition week.

The Inaugural Program was held on Saturday the 1st September at KMC Hospital Attavar.

Shally Chief Dietitian of KS Hedge Hospital, Dr Pralhad Kushtagi, Professor & Unit Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr Satish Rao, Professor of Medicine, & Dr Anand Venugopal, Medical Superintendent of KMC Hospital were the Guests for the Inaugural.

Dr Pralhad addressed the gathering by saying that food is needed from the beginning of our life. The word “Nutrition” has been since Sushrutha times but nowadays we tend to give a lot of importance to this word and a week has also been celebrated all over the globe because of irregular eating habits. He also insisted to have timely meals at regular intervals i.e. “Eat 4-5 small meals during the day instead of three larger meals for a slower, continuous absorption of food”. He also quoted the importance of food in Sanskrit.

To create awareness on Nutritious food, a Poster competition on the topic “Healthy Eating Habits” for various hospitals and colleges in and around Mangalore was organized. More than 8 colleges participated in this competition.

Healthy recipe writing and Healthy evening snack competition is also organized for staffs of KMC Hospital Attavar to create awareness on healthy foods.

Having a proper diet has a lot of benefits, to highlight this, Healthy lunch package of a balanced diet will be provided to the staff at a reasonable rate.

Asst. General Manager Raviraj, HR Manager Premalatha, Nursing Superintendent Gracy Lobo and hospital Dietitians were present.

On 7th September 2018 at 2.30 PM KMC Hospital Attavar Mangalore has organized an Awareness session on the topic “LET YOUR FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE” by Dr Ragavendra Rao MD, PhD Ayurveda and Dr Meenaski Shetty, Associate Professor of Medicine at Sanjivini Hall. The activities will culminate with the valedictory function and prize distribution.

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