Good health is crucial for children, especially during their growth and development years. However, many children lack basic knowledge about nutrition and prefer unhealthy food options. This is where our Bal Swasthya Sabha initiative comes in.
Our primary aim is to educate children about health, nutrition, and sanitation, and encourage them to take charge of their well-being. In this phase of the program, we are focusing on promoting the importance of millets in children's diets, especially as India has designated 2023 as the International Year of Millets. We are proud to be supporting this initiative in our adopted government schools in Greater Noida.
During a recent Bal Swasthya Sabha session in the government schools of Ghodi Bachheda and Tugalpur village, we noticed that many children lacked awareness about healthy food options and preferred junk food because of its appearance, texture, and taste. This can lead to severe consequences such as malnutrition and obesity. Therefore, it's vital to educate children about the benefits of a balanced diet and incorporating fruits and vegetables into their meals. By including millets in their diets, children can enjoy optimal health and growth benefits.
Our Bal Swasthya Sabha program is designed to make nutrition education engaging and interactive for children. Through games and discussions, we teach children about basic nutrition and help them make informed decisions about their dietary habits. Our approach is to provide them with essential information about nutrition while also encouraging them to determine the best diet for themselves within their own family.
We firmly believe that the involvement of parents, teachers, and the community is crucial in shaping children's attitudes and behaviors towards health and nutrition. That's why we are also organizing workshops and awareness programs to educate them about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and inspire them.
Join us in promoting the significance of nutrition education and millets in children's diets. Let's work together to create a healthier future for the next generation!