Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to celebrate September 2020 as “Poshan Maah” or “Nutrition Month” during the monthly radio broadcast programme “Mann ki Baat”. He stated that to increase the awareness of nutrition among the children, the schools must introduce Nutrition Monitor and Nutrition Cards.
During the Nutrition Month, Food and Nutrition Quiz and meme competition will be organised by the MyGov portal. The month will be celebrated across India to educate everyone on the importance of optimum nutrition. The nutrition month was celebrated earlier in September 2018 and 2019.
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New Initiative during “Nutrition Month”:
- Agriculture Fund of India with information about the crops of each district and their nutrition value are being prepared.
- A unique nutrition park has been created at the Statue of Unity, where people can witness the nutrition-related education along with other fun activities.