Celebrating National Nutrition Week with Patrika and Nourishing Schools Foundation- Day 7

16 September 2021

The topic for the seventh day of the National Nutrition Week campaign held by Patrika Group and Nourishing Schools Foundation was Agriculture and Nutrition’. Agriculture patterns affect the access to adequate and affordable nutritious foods.

The Green Revolution led to a focus on growing wheat and rice in India. As a result, the consumption of other cereals such as millets reduced from people’s diets as their supply reduced.

Connecting children with kitchen garden to help them learn how to grow and eat nutritious food

The health benefits of millets

Experts have recently been pointing out the health benefits of millets, through which their consumption has started to increase gradually.

In 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development issued guidelines for developing and maintaining nutrition gardens in all schools, both urban and rural areas. The objectives of this were to help children get access to nutritious foods to prevent malnutrition, to help children learn how to grow their food and to help them learn about the nutritional aspects of foods such as vegetables.