Health & Nutrition training course by CFNEU

Port Blair
14 Dec 2018

The Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit (CFNEU), Port Blair organised a two day Orientation Training Course in health, nutrition and infant & young child feeding recently at Mazar Pahad here. About 30 Anganwadi workers enrolled for the training course.
During the training, Demonstration Officer of CFNEU, Anil Kumar Dhiman sensitized the participants about reasons of low birth weight and nutritional requirements of adolescent girls, pregnant women & lactating mothers. He also explained the significance of early initiation of breast feeding, exclusive breast feeding for 6 months and continuing breast feeding for two years. He urged the Anganwadi workers to implement the training in their respective Anganwadi areas.
He also highlighted the causes, consequences, symptoms & prevention of   Anaemia, Vitamin “A” deficiency, Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) and child malnutrition. Preparation of low cost recipes like Tomato Chutney and Chana Daal Gud Ladoo was also demonstrated during the training. CFNEU operates under Food and Nutrition Board of Ministry of Woman and Child Development. (PIB, Port Blair)