Awareness programme on intake of iodine held
Collector T.P. Rajesh appealed to the citizens to make the district as nutrient-rich in the state.
Addressing at a programme on ‘awareness on intake of iodine and national nutrient week’ at Mathagondapalli in Thalli Panchayat Union on Friday, Mr. Rajesh said that 1,802 anganwadi centres were being run by the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) of the state government.
Each centre in villages cater to the needs for a population of 1,000 people and in hilly areas it would be for 500 people.
The scheme was implemented for the benefit of girls, pregnant women and women who are feeding the babies. The main aim of the scheme was to improve the nutrient level of teen age girls, pregnant women and also to improve the education standards of women in rural areas. Nutrient-based food was essential for good health.
Keeping in view these, the Chief Minister has introduced 14 varieties of nutrient noon meals at the schools and anganwadi centres.
Childrens’ growth depends on giving nutrient food before it attains the age of three years. Mr. Rajesh appealed the people to take fresh vegetables and greens available in our district.
While speaking at the programme Duraiyan, Field Director, said that T.V.S. Srinivasan Trust had adopted 80 villages.
It took the initiative of creating awareness among the women and children through giving advise on nutrient value of foods for a healthy growth through various modes.
Praveen P. Nair, Sub Collector, Hosur, Project Officer, ICDS, Ravindran among others participated.