The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) will be providing a training tool kit to health workers at the proposed 1.5 lakh wellness centres under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme for raising public awareness on the issue of safe and healthy food, at the grass root levels.
FSSAI is launching a national campaign, The Eat Right Movement, with health and wellness centres to integrate its existing initiatives 'Safe and Nutritious Food' (SNF) at schools, home and workplace as well as food fortification.
The Eat Right tool kit would serve as a supplementary engagement resource to be mainstreamed in the national nutrition and public health programmes. The focus is on preventive healthcare through social and behavioral change on eating safe and healthy food.
The tool kit is designed to provide food safety and nutrition messages for citizens in an interesting and engaging manner.
It aims to train frontline health workers, under the Ayushman Bharat, ASHA and Anganwadi schemes, to deliver these messages effectively to prevent non-communicable diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart ailments, and avoid food borne diseases.
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