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Need to use iodized salt in daily food stressed

vital ingredient:Students testing salt for Iodine at St. Xavier's Higher Secondary School in Tuticorin on Wednesday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

vital ingredient:Students testing salt for Iodine at St. Xavier's Higher Secondary School in Tuticorin on Wednesday.— Photo: N. Rajesh  

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An awareness programme on educating students on the importance of using iodized salt in home was organised at St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School here on Wednesday.

The school’s Consumer Club, Micronutrients Initiative and Department of Salt jointly organised the programme with the objective of creating awareness among the students of the need for using iodized salt in preparing food.

As over 300 students had brought the common salt being used in their homes, the samples were tested in front of them so that they could understand the iodine content in the salt samples.

Experts from the Micronutrients Initiative explained to the students the importance of using iodized salt in preparing food and the health problems being caused by iodine deficiency.

Headmaster Rev. Fr. Vincent Amalraj presided over the awareness programme. Assistant Headmaster Rev. Fr. Valan Irudhayaraj, Manager of Micronutrient Initiative Syed Ahmed and teachers participated.

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