Ministry of Women and Child Development Signs MoU with Tasting India Symposium

New Delhi: The Food and Nutrition Board of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development today signed an MoU with the global food advocacy hub, Tasting India Symposium, to roll out a National Poshan Lecture Series and Poshan Quiz for Schools to create greater awareness about the Poshan Abhiyaan, the central government’s most ambitious 14-ministry push for maternal and child nutrition and health.

Presiding over the signing of the MoU at the 4th Tasting India Symposium, Ajay Tirkey, Special Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, said the government had declared a war on malnutrition by targeting pregnant women, lactating mothers, infants and adolescent girls.

Tirkey spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to make Poshan Abhiyaan a “jan andolan” (people’s movement) for community mobilisation leading to behavioural change. Pointing to the support the movement had garnered, he said governors, chief ministers or administrators of 21 states and union territories were present to express their support at the Rashtriya Poshan Maah opening on September 4, 2019.

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