National Nutrition Week (September 1 - 7, 2018)

National Nutrion Week

The Centre of Food Technology and Association of Food Scientists & Technologists of India AFST(I) Allahabad Chapter celebrated the National Nutrition Week on 7th September 2018 supporting the Eat Right initiative of FSSAI, to promote safe and healthy food, through voluntarily reducing salt, sugar and saturated fat in packaged food products. The theme of the event was the tag line of the campaign "Aaj se thoda kam". The details of the events are mentioned below.

"Nukkad Naatika Pratiyogita" - A Short skit on Nutrition awareness based on focal theme of "Aaj se thoda kum" was organised in the forenoon of 7th September 2018. The aim of the play had to impart knowledge regarding good food practices and nutrition education to a crowd to propagate nutrition awareness to layman. Six groups participated in the event. Prof. Neelam Yadav, Director, IPS, UoA was present to encourage the students. Dr. Dhanajay Chopra, Course Coordinator, Centre of Media Studies and Dr. Kamini Mittal, CFT judged the creative talent of the students. Students of B.Voc Sem I bagged the first prize while the second prize was won by B.Voc Students of IIIrd semester.

"Poster Competition"was organized in the afternoon session of 7th September where the students had to prepare a Poster along with a caption on the theme of "Eat Right initiative". Thirteen teams participated in this event. The competition was judged by Prof. Ajay Jaitely, Head, Dept. of Visual Arts, University of Allahabad, Prof. Neelam Yadav, Director, IPS, UoA and Dr. Pinki Saini, Secretary AFSTI Allahabad Chapter. The first prize was won by students of B.voc Ist Sem while IInd and IIIrd prizes were bagged by students of B.voc IIIrd sem.

The event ended with a prize distribution ceremony. Dr. Pinki Saini, Secretary, Dr. Rahul Agarwal Treasurer, Dr. Vinita Puranik, Dr. Devinder Kaur, LEC members of AFSTI Allahabad Chapter, and other faculty members of the Centre were present during the event. The events were organized and conducted by Dr. Pinki Saini and Dr. Vinita Puranik.

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