Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang has asserted that the Centre and the state government are committed to eradicate malnutrition from the country to make every child healthy to build a healthy nation.
Minister Alo Libang said this while inaugurating the Poshan Mela at D K State Convention Centre here which was organized by the Department of Women & Child Development as part of ongoing Rashtriya Poshan Maah celebration.
He appealed all stakeholders to contribute to achieve the basic objective of the Poshan Abhiyaan and requested all secretaries of the line departments to cooperate and coordinate for implementation of the abhiyaan in the state by creating a robust convergence mechanism.
Alo Libang had also visited the Poshan stalls put up by various departments including WCD, Agriculture, State Rural Livelihoods Mission, State Urban Livelihoods Mission, Education, PHE & WS, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development and Health & Family Welfare depicting natural nutritional food items and its nutritive values. An awareness meeting was also organized which was attended by the secretaries and directors of line departments, an official communiqué informed here on Tuesday.
Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which one or more nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients is called undernutrition or undernourishment while too much is called overnutrition. Malnutrition is often used to specifically refer to undernutrition where an individual is not getting enough calories, protein, or micronutrients. If undernutrition occurs during pregnancy, or before two years of age, it may result in permanent problems with physical and mental development. Extreme undernourishment, known as starvation, may have symptoms that include: a short height, thin body, very poor energy levels, and swollen legs and abdomen. People also often get infections and are frequently cold. The symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies depend on the micronutrient that is lacking.