NESFAS promotes indigenous food by setting up stall at Ayushman Bharat

Shillong, Sept 14:  The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) will be participating in the exhibition that complements the Walkathon/PrabhatFeri programme that will be organized by the National Health Commission, Meghalaya on September 17, 2019 at Moreau Institute of Integral Training (MIIT), Cleve Colony, Shillong.

The Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara (Fortnight) will be observed from September 15 to October 2, 2019 to mark the one-year implementation of the scheme. The main objective of the celebration is to increase awareness about Ayushman Bharat and reach out to beneficiaries with information about the availing services that is being provided.

NESFAS believes in building a healthy and secure future through its programmes, under the REC funded ‘No One Shall Be Left Behind Initiative’. NESFAS supports Ayushman Bharat by sharing on this platform its campaigns on “Healthy Today, Secure Tomorrow” which work  to promote the high nutritive values in the indigenous food system.

A 1000 Days food 10 group consumption for expectant and young mothers, hygiene for health through WASH campaign, Youth role in preserving the indigenous food systems, food diversity and several more initiatives.

NESFAS will be setting up an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) stall for various health programmes, including a Dietary Diversity Score screening for participants. Several games will also be held at the same time to test the participants’ knowledge on indigenous food systems.



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